Aleksandar Velkoski

Data Strategist. AI Enthusiast. Educator.

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Selected Projects

AI and Beyond

Aleksandar is passionate about emerging technology, and has worked independently and within high-performing teams to solve problems.

Crypto Tracker

Complete open source system for tracking, visualizing, and predicting cryptocurrency price movements on leading exchanges across the globe.


Comprehensive Python Client and Alexa Service for analyzing 500,000+ economic time series data provided by Federal Reserve Bank FRED® API.

HomeVision AI

Collection of computer vision resources for real estate services, applications and advanced analytics.


Blockchain-based, AI-powered application that enables societies to more efficiently and effectively aid new citizens and those seeking asylum.

Selected Talks

60+ Meetings and Events

Aleksandar is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, where he discusses strategic issues in AI and other emerging technologies.


Federal Reserve

Served on a panel of experts discussing AI and its impact on Risk Management at the Annual Risk Conference.



Served on a panel of experts discussing opportunities and challenges in the implementation of AI.


Northern Trust

Delivered a talk on the history and state of AI across industries, and the future of AI in financial services.



Delivered a talk on creating real-world business value with AI at the MIT CDOIQ Symposium.



Served on a panel of experts discussing ways to measure the business impact of AI projects at DataRobot AI Council.



Presented use cases on leveraging AI to deliver real-world value at the National Association of REALTORS.

What people say about Aleksandar

  • Masoud M. PhD Student, Computer Science DePaul University

    I had a great experience of taking data mining class with Dr. Aleksandar in the past fall quarter. He is an excellent lecturer with very good presentation materials. He was always helpful and genuinely wanted his students to learn well. I hope to have a chance to take another class with him in the future.

  • Dave C. Director, Emerging Technology National Association of REALTORS

    I've worked with Aleks now for many years, and continue to be impressed by the depth and breadth of his knowledge. Pair that with his passion for learning, eagerness to educate and overall attitude has made him a powerful contributor to all the projects we've worked on together.

  • Jason W. Student, Computer Science DePaul University

    I had a wonderful experience taking Dr. Aleksandar’s machine learning class at DePaul. He is very knowledgeable in the data science field and always provides us with various practical application examples when covering different data mining techniques & concepts. His presentation material is not only comprehensive but easy to understand, and he was always willing to provide us with extra material to help us succeed.

  • Lan L. Student, Predictive Analytics DePaul University

    The experience of taking Dr. Aleksandar's class in the past fall quarter was wonderful. He always inspired us on how to think about the ways to solve the problems. Not only a responsible professor, he was also a great trustworthy advisor. I'm grateful to have him helping me get to know myself and build my career path.