Data Science Academy

Tutors to the Data Science Academy

Dr. Thomas Hermanns

 

Dr. Thomas Hermanns

Data Scientist at Blue Yonder. Looks for, and continually finds, complex tasks beyond data analytics and data science that fascinate him.

 

Thomas Hermanns received his doctor’s degree in experimental high-energy physics from the RWTH Aachen, Germany. His thesis dealt with the charge measurement of top-quarks using photon radiation, a rare physics process that is very hard to identify. Having finished his PhD studies he moved to CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, where he worked as a senior fellow on non-linear beam dynamics and project planning in accelerator physics. He then became an analysis group leader at the University of Hamburg. In 2012 he joined the Blue Yonder family where he works on diverse and complex tasks in data science, project management, and standardizations.

 

Scientific career – highlights

 

  • From 2004 to 2008 − PhD studies in experimental particle physics at RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • From 2008 to 2011 − Senior fellow at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
  • From 2011 to 2012 − Analysis group leader at the University of Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Joachim Heuser

 

Dr. Joachim Heuser
Analyst & Data Scientist at Blue Yonder. Internal team advisor. Expert in the efficient  processing of large data quantities.


Mr. Heuser, a physicist, worked on complex statistical analyses and in particular large data sets to explore newly discovered forms of matter in nature in his research work at Fermilab. He uses this knowledge at Blue Yonder to efficiently and powerfully process large customer data sets and to optimally prepare them for forecast creation. He works intensively with database technologies and consults internally on database issues.

 

Scientific career − highlights

 

  • From 1999 to 2005 studied physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • From 2005 to 2008 PhD at EKP KIT

 

Business projects (partial list)

 

  • Customer-specific advertising management to maximise sales in an online shop and for overall sales
  • Customer-specific inactivity forecast with a determination of cause
  • Mail order sales forecasts
  • Materials planning automation in mail order sales

Dr. Svenja Hörandel

 

Dr. Svenja Hörandel

Team Lead Customer Analysis.

 

Dr. Hörandel received an undergraduate degree in Physics in 2003 at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. After that, she earned her PhD at the Institute for Experimental Nuclear Physics at the University of Karlsruhe. After her PhD, Dr. Hörandel came to phi-t, in order to apply methods from science to economic and business issues. In 2008, she worked as one of the first team members of predictive analytics specialist Blue Yonder and is currently the lead of a Data Science Team and thereby leads numerous customer projects, primarily in commerce.

Dr. Frank Kienle

 

Dr. Frank Kienle
Senior data scientist at Blue Yonder, specializing in machine data and the new mega-trend, the Internet of Things.

Frank Kienle has been a data scientist at Blue Yonder since 2013 and is convinced that Industry 4.0 is introducing a new era. He earned a PhD in electrical engineering and has more than ten years of experience in data processing and modern algorithms. He managed numerous industrial projects from 2007 to 2012 and also taught technical students. He views the Data Science Academy as a pioneer and is happy to be a teacher here. He has taught at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany and at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), beginning in 2008.

 

Scientific career − highlights

 

  • From 2001 to 2006 − PhD in electrical engineering
  • From 2006 to 2012 − Academic advisor at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany
  • 2014 − Habilitation in digital signals processing
  • Beginning in 2014, he has been a private lecturer at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in data science

Oana Lipovei
Software Developer at Blue Yonder on the FROI team, with a great deal of experience in customer projects. Always striving for perfection.

Ms. Lipovei received her degree in engineering at Politehnica (TH) University of Bucharest, Rumania in 2004. During her studies, she worked at the research center in Karlsruhe as a scientific team member and developed algorithms. She gained a great deal of practical experience at Banca Romaneasca, where she was responsible for the analysis, design, implementation, and application of business requirements. Since 2012, she has used her know-how in financial systems and her strategic and technological competence at Blue Yonder in diverse customer projects - always striving for the perfect solution for the customer and the task at hand.

Dr. Felix Marczinowski

 

Dr. Felix Marczinowski

Data Scientist at Blue Yonder focusing on software design and architecture for forecasting systems. Python expert.

Felix Marczinowski is a data scientist at Blue Yonder, specialising particularly on software design and architecture for the Blue Yonder forecasting systems. In the early phase of new projects he designs the right structure for the task and employs the right technologies (algorithms, databases, etc.). As a Python expert, he supports his colleagues with tutorials, code reviews and consulting to help them write excellent Python code.

 

Scientific career - highlights

 

  • From 1996 to 2005 studied physics in Hamburg
  • From 2005 to 2010 research and doctorate on scanning tunnelling microscopy on magnetically endowed semiconductors
  • 2010: Scientific team member at the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Hamburg, Germany

 

Business projects (partial list)

 

  • Creating a forecasting model of customer scoring
  • Set-up of a system for up-to-date sales forecasting at the OTTO Group

Ingolf Mollat

 

Ingolf Mollat

Principal Consultant at Blue Yonder. Brings Value from Science to Businesses.

With his degree in Physics and Mathematics Ingolf combines a scientific background with about 20 years of consulting experience. During this time he has gained hands-on technical and managerial knowledge on various data driven projects across Europe and the US. This unique  skill set and high level of experience allow Ingolf to apply modern predictive application technology to complex business challenges. While he has worked across multiple industries, Ingolf's focus since 2014 at Blue Yonder is on Travel & Transport (incl. Aviation) and Manufacturing.


Sandra Nieves

 

Sandra Nieves
User Experience Team Lead at Blue Yonder. Experienced software designer with a big-picture, holistic view.

Ms. Nieves is a user experience designer, who, along with her team, supports the entire design process at Blue Yonder, from planning and carrying out user research, to the design of software solutions and prototype creation, to supporting the subsequent realisation of the solution. Previously Ms. Nieves spent 11 years gaining valuable international experience as a designer in various New York City agencies. She worked at SAP for eight years, four of which were spent as a senior internal strategic consultant, leading a design service team, and establishing design thinking as a solution and innovation process at the company.

Ludger Ramler

 

Ludger Ramler

Team Lead, Customer Analysis at Blue Yonder. A physicist with many years of experience on customer projects.

 

After studying physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT) and writing his thesis under professor Feindt on the analysis of CERN data, Ramler spent many years developing algorithms and made key contributions to the NeuroBayes software package. After 2011, he built up the new data science team in Hamburg.

Dr. Reiner Rudolph

 

Dr. Reiner Rudolph

Team Lead Product Development.

 

Dr. Rudolph studied physics in Karlsruhe, Germany and then earned his PhD in Berlin at the Hahn-Meitner Institute (now called the Helmholz Center Berlin). He has been involved in software- and product development for fifteen years. He has been involved in planning and as a team lead along with his programming work. He works as a scrum master, product owner, and consultant in various industries. As of March 2013, he has worked as a team lead in product development at Blue Yonder.

 

Scientific career – key dates

 

  • 1990 to 1996 University studies at the University of Karlsruhe
  • 1996 to 1999 PhD studies at the Hahn-Meitner-Institute Berlin

 

Scientific projects (partial list)

 

  • 1999 to 2010 Ableton AG: Application developer, head of development, head of planning, scrum master
  • 2010 to 2013 Avedas AG: Project lead, scrum master, team lead
  • As of 2013 Blue Yonder: Product development team lead

Ingolf Mollat

 

Dr. Christian Scherrer

Data Science Consultant for Blue Yonder. Experts in data science usage for the development of quantitative investment strategies.

During his promotion the graduate physicist worked in the economic sciences as a quantitative analyst for phi-t, the company that developed into Blue Yonder. He specializes in the use of data science in the financial industry and has also developed automatic investment strategies in which great value is laid on statistical robustness and significance with Professor Michael Feindt. Since 2013 he has been a manager of daughter company ITM-predictive GmbH, which was founded with phi-t. Christian Scherrer brings his great experience and his sound knowledge in the area of data science in the financial industry in the medium of client projects. He is actively supporting Blue Yonder with his independent completion of time-sensitive consulting projects.

 

Academic Career: 

  • From 2003 to 2008 Diploma program in Physics, University of Karlsruhe
  • From 2008 to 2010 External promotion in economic sciences for phi-t and at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology

Boris Stefanovic

 

Boris Stefanovic
Senior software engineer and scrum master at Blue Yonder. Specialized in software solutions for commerce.

 
After completing a degree in electrotechnology at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, Stefanovic gained more than ten years of experience as a software developer and project leader in several renowned, international enterprises, working in web analytics solutions, data mining algorithms, and databases. As of 2012, he has been responsible at Blue Yonder for the conception, implementation, and coordination of forecast-based software solutions for commerce. His focus is on development in the area of the real-time adaptive enterprise.

Daniel Stemmer

 

Daniel Stemmer
Senior Developer at Blue Yonder. Expert for intelligent data analysis and robust algorithms.

 
Stemmer studied at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany and earned his degree in conjunction with a thesis on data analysis at the Japanese Research Center for Particle Physics (KEK). Together with his team at the University of Karlsruhe, he took part in the 2010 Data Mining Cup and was one of the prize winners, taking First Prize and thus bringing the award to Karlsruhe. After his studies, he worked at phi-t on the core development of the NeuroBayes algorithm. As of 2012, he works as a developer and part of the core algorithm team at Blue Yonder.

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