Hey, I am Felix.

In early 2021, I am starting a new job applying my strong data science and research skills while growing my business skills. In the last years, I have completed my formal training with my master’s in particle physics, my Ph.D. in remote sensing and artificial intelligence, and my MBA in general management. Let me briefly introduce myself.

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 focussing on growing my skills in product management, business development, and leadership. My first steps on this journey were my MBA and to start freelance consulting in early 2020.

Reach out to me via e-mail or LinkedIn.


  • Machine Learning & AI
  • Startups & Entrepreneurship
  • Remote Sensing & Digital Health
  • Fitness & Strength Training
  • 10k Runs & Multi-Day Hikes


  • 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


More details on LinkedIn


MBA Consultant | Digital Biomarkers


Jul 2020 – Jan 2021 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

Dr. Felix M. Riese – Scientific Consultant

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

Data Science Intern


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.


Personal and open-source projects, see also GitHub


Deep Learning for Remote Sensing

Development of deep learning methods for remote sensing applications.


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


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.