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Mikhail Klassen

Senior Machine Learning Engineer @ Planet Labs
Experienced technical startup founder, published O'Reilly author, astrophysics PhD
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Scientist, entrepreneur, writer, and technologist. I am currently a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Planet Labs PBC, where I am part of the Applied Machine Learning team. I also have a PhD in computational astrophysics, and a BSc in applied physics & applied mathematics.

After my PhD, I cofounded an applied ML startup in the aerospace sector. I recruited the data science and product teams, leading them as CTO, raised venture capital, and oversaw the development of a state-of-the-art adaptive learning technology for commercial pilot training. The technology was later acquired by TXT Group.

In my spare time, I mentor aspiring data scientists, helping them to launch fulfilling careers. I also co-authored the 3rd Edition of "Mining the Social Web", a textbook on data mining and analysis, published by O'Reilly Media in 2019.

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