Hey, I am Felix.

From March 2021, I am looking for a job to apply my strong data science and research skills while growing my business skills. Let me briefly introduce myself and show how I can fit into your team.

Over the last years, my primary role was being a researcher. I completed my master’s in particle physics, enjoyed terrific three years of Ph.D. in remote sensing, and spend my business project in digital health. I love the challenge of entering new and complex domains. I have published 10+ articles, gave talks at 7 international conferences, and supervised 13 students.

The methodology of my work makes me a data scientist. Over the years, I learned to understand data for data-driven decision making truly and to build data products. For example, teaching statistics and mathematics for computer scientists for 2+ years sharpened my view on machine learning approaches' explainability. I work with various data types, such as images (rgb, drone, satellite) and time-series data. Open source is essential to me, so I have published the Python package “susi” for free together with 10+ other open-source software and data projects.

My interest in solving customer problems and developing sustainable business models lead me to pursue my MBA to be an entrepreneur. To transition from research and data science to a manager and entrepreneur, I am looking for a job to grow my business skills. This job can include product management, business development, and leadership. My first step on this journey was to start freelance consulting since early 2020.

Reach out to me via e-mail or LinkedIn.

Interests

  • Machine Learning & Computer Vision
  • Startups & Entrepreneurship
  • Remote Sensing
  • Fitness & Strength Training
  • 10k Runs & Multi-Day Hikes

Education

  • MBA, (2021)

    Collège des Ingénieurs

  • Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and AI, 2020

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • M.Sc. in Particle Physics, 2017

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • B.Sc. in Physics, 2014

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Experience

More details on LinkedIn

 
 
 
 
 

MBA Consultant | Digital Biomarkers

Roche

Jul 2020 – Present Basel (CH)

Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) Informatics - Digital Biomarker

▶ Main tasks: Management Consulting, Change Management, Data Analysis, Project Management

 
 
 
 
 

Consultant | Data Science, AI, and Computer Vision

Felix M. Riese – Scientific Consultant

Feb 2020 – Present Karlsruhe (DE)
Freelancing consultant for Data Science, AI, and Computer Vision.
 
 
 
 
 

Data Science Intern

FluroSat

Sep 2019 – Dec 2019 Sydney (AU)
Design and implementation of crop type classifier based on satellite images in Python; developed parallelized software on Google Cloud.
 
 
 
 
 

Researcher & Ph.D. Candidate | AI & Remote Sensing

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

May 2017 – Jun 2020 Karlsruhe (DE)
Development of unsupervised, supervised, and semi-supervised machine learning tools; research in the estimation of soil moisture, soil type, water quality parameters, and land-use; data acquisition with hyperspectral camera, DJI drones, and multiple other sensor systems.
 
 
 
 
 

University Lecturer

DHBW Karlsruhe

Jan 2016 – May 2018 Karlsruhe (DE)
Lectures and exams for linear algebra, analysis, statistics, and knowledge-based systems.

Projects

Personal and open-source projects, see also GitHub

*

SUSI

Development of supervised self-organizing maps (SUSI) for regression and classification.

Trust

Sustainable drinking water supply for prosperous regions with water shortage

DHBW lectures

Lectures about linear algebra, analysis, statistics and knowledge-based systems at the DHBW Karlsruhe.

KAMUN 2016

I was conference manager at the Karlsruhe Model United Nations (KAMUN) conference 2016.