I am a year old student from Cologne, Germany and I just started working for Space Applications Services in Brussels. Before, I have worked 6 years in software consulting and as a freelance software engineer in Germany and Australia. I have lived in 4 countries across three continents and consider myself both highly international and open to all cultures. My main concern is working on something that feels worth working for. My master thesis was on future energy markets, trying to help tackle the problems of energy supply in a hopefully sustainable future. Being able to apply bleeding edge reinforcement learning algorithms to such problems was just the cherry on top.
In the past, my focus was mainly on (full-stack) web technologies as well as IoT tech, backend and cloud infrastructure. For the last 12 months, my main focus was machine learning, applying reinforcement learning to trading systems, writing a lot of surrounding infrastructure code to link Java and Python with GRPC, making an application landscape portable with docker and applying keras and tensorforce models to machine learning problems.
From a social perspective, I have volunteered a number of years in the Erasmus Student Network, where I was appointed as the National Partnership Manager for Germany.
In my free time I enjoy a number of podcasts and books (see reading list) as well as water sports and exploring cities, people and cultures. I am also a bit of a tech geek, playing around with Raspberry Pi’s, streaming on YouTube and participating in Open Source development.