I am an informatics master student at the University of Lugano, Switzerland where in the coming months I will focus on natural language understanding and more specifically, I will work on deep learning for automatic knowledge base construction from raw text data. Before that I build my own GPU cluster and developed algorithms to speed up deep learning on GPU clusters. During my internship at Microsoft Research I worked on algorithms which make deep learning more memory efficient so that larger networks fit into GPU memory.
I also took part in Kaggle competitions where I have reached world rank 63, but currently research is more important to me than application of machine learning and deep learning.
In the past I studied applied mathematics at the Open University, and did a dual apprenticeship as Mathematical and Technical Software Developer where I worked on the automatization of manufacturing plants.
Besides deep learning, I am also very interested in understanding the human brain, human nature, the human condition and their evolution. In my spare time I like to study and think about fields aligned to these topics.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org; if you have questions regarding deep learning, I prefer that you post your questions as comments on one of my blog posts (or on this page if it does not fit to any blog post); this way all people can profit from your questions and my answers.
8-Bit Approximations for Parallelism in Deep Learning, Tim Dettmers, ICLR 2016.
2016-06 – 2016-09 Microsoft Research, Redmond
2015-06 Hamburg Hackathon 2; 1st place (19 teams). Analysing Twitter stream to find viral content in real-time.
2014-11 Media Hack Day – Video, Berlin; 1st place (13 teams). Finding the most viral youtube videos using twitter and youtube data.
2014-06 Hamburg Hackathon; 1st place in Technology (17 teams). Using deep neural networks to predict personality on twitter.
Awards & Honors
2016/2017 Google Scholarship
2011/2012 Best regional graduate in apprenticeship “Mathematical-technical Software Developer”