I’m curious and passionate about discovering and learning new things, and do cool things that matter and helps others. I enjoy teamwork, do whatever it takes to make the team successful, and try to enable people to do exceptional work.
Recently, I founded together with three other people the start-up company Kunendo AG, a spin-off of the University of Zurich. Our vision is to provide people instant translations in useful quality to a fraction of costs compared to translators and translation agencies. The technology behind is based on a crowd-sourcing approach that combines the high-cognitive capabilities of people with the computation power of computers.
Before, I worked for AdNovum where I gained hands-on experience on large an inter-connected systems. I worked on a variety of projects related to mobile applications, banking information systems, and knowledge management.
In the past, I conducted research in the field of recommender systems, collaborative filtering in particular. I invented new methods to identify people with similar preferences on a fine-grained level of the corresponding partial preferences. For this research, I received a PhD with honors from the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich.