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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Instructure Faris Saah at Harvard University


Embark on a transformative journey in the course "Using Data to Solve Real-World Problems," where participants will acquire the essential skills to leverage data as a strategic asset. This comprehensive program covers the entire spectrum of data-driven decision-making, starting with the fundamentals of data collection, exploration, and preprocessing. Participants will delve into descriptive analytics, predictive modeling, and advanced data visualization techniques. The course also addresses the ethical considerations surrounding data-driven solutions and explores their impact on business strategy, social issues, and environmental challenges. With a focus on practical application, participants will engage in case studies, learning how to apply data analytics to solve complex real-world problems. Advanced topics include machine learning algorithms, unsupervised learning, natural language processing, and the integration of data governance and privacy in real-world scenarios. The course culminates in a capstone project, allowing participants to showcase their expertise in solving intricate real-world challenges using data-driven approaches. By the end of this course, participants will be well-equipped to navigate the dynamic landscape of data science and contribute meaningfully to solving pressing real-world issues.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Using Data to Solve Real-World Problems, by Faris Saah at

  • Faris Saah has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. In 2013, he co-founded Avalon Capital Management, a fixed income alternative asset management firm focused on collateralized loan obligations. Prior to founding Avalon, Faris was a managing director and the head of credit research for the United States in the Customized Credit Strategies Unit of GSO Capital Partners LP. He served on both the management committee and investment committee and was responsible for a team of sixteen industry sector analysts. Prior to GSO, Faris was a senior vice president in Pequot Capital Management's long/short and short-only credit hedge funds. Prior to Pequot, Faris had extensive experience as a distressed credit analyst. Finally, Faris held investment banking positions at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. Faris graduated cum laude with a BS in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and received an MS (with distinction) in management science and finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management where he is currently part of the Sloan master of finance admissions team.

    I have spent over 25 years in the leveraged finance and private equity industries. I currently run a financial services advisory firm and teach various Finance/PE courses at Harvard University. Prior to launching Quansoo Partners, I was MD, Head of Credit Research at The Blackstone Group. Prior to Blackstone I spent 10 years in distressed and HY credit investing at Mariner Group and Pequot Capital Management. Prior to joining the buyside, I worked as a Lev Fin/PE banker at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.