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Chris Hammerschmidt

ML Research Scientist and Founder @ APTA Technologies ML Research Scientist gone Entrepreneur helping SWE, SDM, and MLEs getting deeper into research
Netherlands 5.0 (9 reviews) Active today Usually responds in a few hours


As a mentor with a background in both research and industry, I have a wealth of experience to draw upon when guiding individuals through the field of machine learning. My focus is on helping experienced software engineers transition into ML/DS, as well as assisting machine learning engineers in their research endeavors, and getting juniors on the right track for their career.

A typical mentorship session with me will begin with a review of your career, skills, and goals. From there, we will assess the steps and skills needed to achieve those goals and develop a long-term plan and specific projects to support your overall objective.

In addition to my expertise in machine learning, I am also available to discuss topics such as product-market-fit, validation, business models, start-up fundraising, and bootstrapping. I am currently co-founder and principal engineer at an early-stage machine learning start-up, and have a strong understanding of the challenges and considerations involved in this stage of a company's development.

Throughout my career, I have held a number of roles that have allowed me to build a diverse skill set. These include machine learning research scientist in the financial sector and Ph.D. in machine learning algorithms for software engineering and network analysis. I have also completed data science consulting projects on the side.

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What mentees say



5 out of 5 stars

Working with Chris has been fantastic. He's super knowledgeable about machine learning, and has mentored tons of people before, so he knows the right resources to recommend and how to unblock you when you're stuck. I highly recommend working with Chris if you get the chance.



5 out of 5 stars

Chris is an excellent mentor! He is very knowledgeable and is able to explain complex concepts in a way that is easy to understand. He is also very patient and is always willing to answer any questions I have. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a machine learning mentor!



5 out of 5 stars

Chris has been a great mentor to work with! Before starting, I already worked as a data scientist, but was looking to deepen my understanding, create a continuous learning practice for myself, and be more confident in the enormous field of ML/DL. Chris really excelled at providing accountability, being a sounding board to create that practice, and in helping create more confidence in myself about the deeply technical parts of ML/DL. We started by outlining areas of ML that I would want to expand my knowledge in and Chris helped encourage me to write up my readings in each subfield and ultimately helped create a practice of reading papers and really internalizing what was being communicated. Once I became more confident in engaging with literature, I began to want to explore the practice of research. I came up with a problem and Chris acted as a great sounding board and mentor in this capacity to focus my idea. He lent his expertise in academia to help me understand how to progress on my ideas and I'm now working towards publishing my work. I really can't thank Chris enough for his help and mentorship over this journey. While I'm sure Chris could help anyone just starting out, I also think he would be a perfect fit for anyone who's already in the field, but is looking to go a lot deeper in their understanding and broaden their perspective on the field as a whole.

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