Curriculum Vitae

A highly motivated, adaptable and fast learning Senior Data Scientist with a quenchless passion for coding and a proven track record as a coach & leader interested in opportunities where his creativity, sales and presentation talents can be exerted in a technological field to help defining strategies to valorize the potential of data.

Work Experience

2020 – present

Senior Data Scientist (Crif Bürgel, Hamburg, Germany)

Score development using various Machine Learning algorithms, Data Science coach developing peers, responsible for the implementation of a harmonized, shared and reproducible workflow, development of an automatisation strategy to increase turnaround time, strategic development of KPI frameworks to support data driven decisions

2018 – 2019

Lead Connected Kitchen for Ambient Food (Nestlé Product Technology Center, Singen, Germany)

Scouting and testing of connected kitchen devices, definition of the connected kitchen strategy, assessment of Machine Learning algorithm possibilities for new business models and services

2014 – 2019

Senior Data Scientist (Nestlé Product Technology Center, Singen, Germany)

Coordination and training of junior Data Scientists, programming of a global Shiny tool to automatise Nestlé’s consumer testing, statistical consultancy of R&D projects, development of predictive models and tools

2014 – 2018

Lead of Product Improvement Modelling for Excellence in Food (Nestlé Product Technology Center, Singen, Germany)

Responsible for the global roll out of a consumer centric and data driven approach to translate consumer liking into product characteristics, definition of the strategy, coordination and coaching of teams in Singapore, Shanghai and India to contribute to the defined strategy, development of the methodology’s next generation to incorporate communication effects

2011 – 2013

Leadership Team Goal Alignment Pillar (Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland)

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, organization and facilitation of workshops related to problem solving, definition and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators, responsible for the rollout of Goal Alignment methodology in Nestlé’s biggest research facility

2011 – 2013

Data Scientist (Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland)

Development of predictive models to estimate effects of process and recipe parameters on key sensory and performance indicators, statistical modelling using generalized linear and linear (mixed) models, development of an R library for modeling and data visualization, contribution to scientific papers, training of employees in basic statistical methods, supervision and coaching of interns, leader of multivariate data analysis pillar in the Process Analytical Technology R&D network

2010 – 2011

Junior Data Scientist (Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland)

Multivariate data analysis in the field of sensory science, analysis of consumer tests to determine optimal product characteristics, data visualisation to help product developpers to derive data based decisions, Design-of-Experiments to plan and analyse trials for projects related to food research


2008 - 2009

Master’s programme Technical Mathematics (University of Technology, Graz, Austria)

  • Grade: Summa cum Laude
  • Major field of study: Operations Research and Statistics
  • Master’s thesis: The Extended-Quasi-Likelihood-Function in Generalized Linear Models
2006 - 2007

ERASMUS (Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland)

  • Exchange student
  • Research assistant at the Laboratory for Theoretical Computer Science
1999 - 2008

Bachelor’s degree Technical Mathematics (University of Technology, Graz, Austria)

  • Bachelor’s thesis 1: Analysis of Particular Matter in Graz Using Mixed Probability Models
  • Bachelos’s thesis 2: Cateorical Data Analysis


  • Strong background in modelling [inter alia (Logistic) Regression, (Generalized) Linear (Mixed) Models]
  • Proficiency in Clustering [e.g. kmeans, hierarchical] and Random Forests
  • Outstanding experience in R and Shiny (I contributed code to the base R implementation and I am an active contributor on Stack Overflow)
  • Strong believer of literate programming (RMarkdown), interactive reporting (Shiny) and non static graphs (plotly)
  • At easy with SQL and basic command of Python
Selected Trainings
  • Certified DMAIC Green Belt: I ran several problem solving activities using the Six Sigma methodology
  • Train the Trainer: I planned, prepared and executed several trainings for adult learners (e.g. training on coaching, basic and advanced statistical methods, R programming)
  • Everyday Coaching: I coached and developed peers and managers in their everyday job using their own potential


Mother tongue


Lean Award awarded by the leadership team of PTC Singen for exemplary usage of LEAN tools to accelerate project execution.
Best Master’s Thesis 2009 in the field of statistics awarded by the Austrian Statistical Society


Enthusiastic home brewer and hobby cook, who loves to submerge into the cuisines of this world
Reading, Board Games, Sailing