In a few days on August 1st, I will have completed my fourth year at Zalando. It is my first job out of university and I was fortunate enough to have their trust to make the switch from supervising a bunch of Ph.D. students to managing teams and leading people. Later, I switched to an … Continue reading My 2019 Recap of Machine Learning From Academia To Industry
Once upon a time, Paul Adams and I were standing next to our teams' desks, discussing something as we noticed a helicopter hovering over nearby buildings. Easily distracted as I am, we started to observe it and wondering where it was going. The chopper slowly drifted to the side and it seemed as if it … Continue reading Love Being A Lead
Ever since I join Zalando as a lead I was interested in understanding what leadership is, with the additional challenge of figuring out how to do data science and machine learning at an industrial level. The latter might be a topic for another post, but here are three quotes on leadership I discovered along my … Continue reading 3 Quotes on Leadership
Two and a half-years ago I jumped off the AI bandwagon, left a permanent position in academia to joined "the industry," namely Zalando, a big European fashion ecommerce retailer. On the other hand, ever since I left, AI really did explode, with NIPS 2017 selling out in 15 days, and absurdities happening like Intel AI … Continue reading That Post-Academia Thing I Needed to Write.