Chris Hammerschmidt
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ML Research Scientist and Founder @ APTA Technologies

5.0 stars
5.0 (5 reviews)

Calling sklearn or PyTorch APIs and using pretrained models seems easy, but digging in to develop a deeper understanding of how methods work, when to apply them, and how to push their limits can be daunting and confusing.

Having gone from research to industry, I have successfully guided interns, bachelor/master graduates, and Ph.D. students on their path through the field of machine learning from concepts to applications and back.

Currently, I work as co-founder and principal engineer at an early-stage machine learning start-up coming out of my colleagues and my academic research. I am also very happy to talk about product-market-fit, validation, business models, start-up fundraising and bootstrapping, and all the things related to the pre-seed/seed stage.

Prior to starting my company, I worked as a machine-learning research scientist bringing deep learning methods on tabular data to know-your-customer and anti-money-laundering products in financial institutions.

Before that, I completed my PhD where I developed machine-learning algorithms for reverse engineering software and applied them on software engineering and network analysis tasks.

Throughout my career, I've done commercial data science consulting projects on the side.

What students say

"Chris is an amazing mentor who goes above and beyond in providing feedback, tips, and useful learning material. I came to Chris for help on a classification project, and he gave me extremely thoughtful tips and guidance on how to best approach it. Chris is also very responsive and easy to work with, I would highly recommend!"
Dereck, April 2022
5 stars
"Very satisfied, learn usefull things in a short time"
Mamadi, February 2022
5 stars

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