Alexander Schaefer

Lead Data Scientist

HERE Technologies

Hi, I work as a Data Scientist for HERE in Berlin. I tend to be pragmatic but also driven by impact. So I am quite happy to work on products that have millions of users every day. And prefer to bring good models quickly into production over playing with reinforcement learning.

Before coming to Berlin I did a degree in computer science in the small town of Jena. Mainly focusing on algorithmic complexity and computer vision. Then I did a PhD in neuroscience at the MPI in Leipzig. After spending two more years with unsupervised machine learning in the beautiful tropical warmth of Singapore I transitioned into industry here in Berlin at Project A.

I would be happy to give orientation and help to get started in the data science world. Especially for people from academia who want to transition into industry.