Alexander Whillas
Data Science Engineer
Leipzig

A recent masters graduate with twenty five years of programming experience. Has done a lot of web development but more recently has been moving towards machine learning and big data. Enjoys working and learning in a team.
Mynewsdesk GmbH
2017-04-05 - 2018-11-21
Big Data and Machine Learning Engineert
Introduced machine learning and NLP to the company and took over the big data projects attached to existing products.
  • Advocated and researched NLP systems, including topic modeling and sentiment analysis, to solved a range of business problems.
  • Developed an ETL pipeline for machine learning models on AWS using Step Functions which automated preprocessing of data on a (temporary) EMR Spark cluster and, training and deployment of API endpoints using Sagemaker.
  • Designed and developed automated news feed crawler using only AWS Lambda functions (and SNS + SQS services).
  • Researched and developed an automatic content extraction algorithm} achieving state-of-the-art results.
  • Deployed an Apache Airflow application running in a Docker container on an EC2 instance using Docker Machine.
  • Augmented the Spark (Scala) reporting pipeline to improve its efficiency and robustness.
Gnarles
2015-06-01 - 2017-03-31
Cheif Technical Officer
Founder and CTO of a music inducstry startup based in Sydney and Berlin
    2015-06-01 - 2017-03-31
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                      University of Oklahoma
                      Information Technology - Bachelor
                      2011-06-01 - 2014-01-01
                      Video compression for 3d media
                      2014-10-01
                      Hooli
                      Innovative middle-out compression algorithm that changes the way we store data.

                      Digital Compression Pioneer Award
                      2014-11-01
                      Techcrunch
                      Web Development
                      Master
                      • HTML
                      • CSS
                      • Javascript
                      Compression
                      Master
                      • Mpeg
                      • MP4
                      • GIF


                      Erlich Bachman
                      It is my pleasure to recommend Richard, his performance working as a consultant for Main St. Company proved that he will be a valuable addition to any company.