Data Scientist

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Location: München Bayern, Germany

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Hi, I am a Data Scientist at the Volkswagen Data Lab. I did my master’s degree in statistics, since the beginning of my studies I program in R for universities and different jobs. I am very experienced at applying machine learning algorithms as well as data wrangling/cleaning in R. Currently I extend my Big Data programming skills (Hive, Spark, etc.) and take part in numerous kaggle challenges.


LMU Munich, 10/2009-09/2011

09/2011 Bachelor of Science (final grade: 1.8)

Field of study: Statistics
Focus: Economics


LMU Munich, 10/2011-08/2014

Field of study: Statistics

08/2014 Master of Science (final grade: 1.5)


Working student BEC Engineering, analysis and simulation:

  • simulation and investigation of mismatch losses for PV modules by means of a self- implemented algorithm in MATLAB, results were presented at a symposium
  • consulting management in terms of statistical analysis, e.g.:
  • Determination of optimal sample size for the quality control of PV plants, held a presentation to the management board
  • set up an in-house wiki for statistical quality control
  • deployment of graphical user interfaces in MATLAB for the performance analysis of PV-modules from SQL tables

Working student/intern Middle Office Allianz SE Group Risk:

  • implementation of analysis tools in VBA/MS Access , e.g. set up an automated report of financial risk figures for the CROs of all OEs
  • supporting   Middle Office with preparation of quarterly reports
  • preparation and follow up of a Middle Office process workshops


Intern at CRM Allianz Life USA, Minneapolis:

  • project leadership: developing a proposal for the calculation of morbidity risk in the framework of Long Term Care business following the guidelines of Allianz’s Internal Solvency II model, held a final presentation to the CRM department
  • supporting supervisor, i.e. preparing spreadsheets and presentations
Working student dotplot GmbH:

  • implementation of R functions in the browser-based interface for statistical analysis
  • consulting management in terms of financial analysis within R


Research assistant at the Institute of Computational Biology, Munich:

  • implementation of algorithms for the analysis of cellular data within R and C++, co-author of an R-package


Data Scientist, Alexander Thamm GmbH

  • implementation of aftersales prediction models by means of  R
  • in the context of “connected car” projects: preprocessing, analysis and visualization of machine data by means of R
  • Preparation of analysis results by means of interactive Tableau graphics
  • Presentation of work results for a target-group-specific audience


Data Scientist @ Volkswagen Datalab, Autovision GmbH    

  • implementation of aftersales prediction models by means of  R
  • implementation of data models by means of Hive


  • R (6 years experience, implementation of a machine learning algorithm within my master’s thesis, related R-package “DStree” is available on CRAN)
  • Matlab (6 years experience)
  • SQL (6 years experience)
  • C++ (1 year experience)
  • Python (1 year experience)


    - Coursera online course: Mining of Massive Datasets, - Data Scientist training: Big Data Architecture at Fraunhofer IAIS, - edX online course: Introduction to Big Data with Apache Spark

Spoken Languages

    English (professional), German (native)