Kevin Schawinski – CEO / Cofounder
Kevin Schawinski is an astrophysicist who studied at Cornell and got his D.Phil at Oxford. While a Ph.D student, he co-founded the Galaxy Zoo citizen science project involving more than a million members of the public in scientific research because machines weren’t quite good enough yet to go map the cosmos and classify galaxies. He stayed in Oxford as the Henry Skynner Junior Research fellow at Balliol College before moving to Yale as a NASA Einstein Fellow.
In 2012, he started the galaxy and black hole research group at ETH Zurich as an assistant professor and began a close collaboration with Ce Zhang from computer science to work on the space.ml project. He is now the CEO of Modulos.
Dominic Stark – Data Scientist
Dominic Stark studied physics at ETH Zürich. The transition of his career path to Data Science began when he was analyzing UV images of galaxies. Together with Kevin Schawinski an Ce Zhang, he worked on applying the latest advances of deep learning research to his problem. It turned out that the method itself was at least as interesting as the problem they designed it for.
After publishing the results, his research project was about using Reinforcement Learning to develop novel ideas for data acquisition in astronomy. As a Data Scientist at Modulos, he keeps on solving problems, that require new ideas and technologies.
Dennis Turp – Data Scientist
Anna Weigel – Head of Data Science
Ce Zhang – Cofounder
Romain Lencou – Software Engineer
Romain Lencou graduated from the Grenoble Institut National Polytechnique with M.Sc in Computer Science in 2008.
Growing up in France in the 90’s, he developed an enthusiasm for pop culture, technology and food.
Always eager for technological challenges, Romain worked for companies like VMware, Intel and Logitech, covering various topics including cryptography, virtualization and computer vision. Bitten by the machine learning bug, he is looking forward to apply his problem solving skills in Modulos.
Nikolay Komarevskiy – Software Engineer
Felice Serena – Junior Software Engineer
Felice Serena studies computer science at ETH Zürich. His interest for software arose at a young age when he tried to catalogue his favourite dinosaurs in a SQL database.
By now, he focuses on topics in computer graphics/vision and proper software engineering. Having experiences with projects like fluid simulations and render engines, he now tackles the engineering problems at Modulos.
Michael Röthlisberger – Junior Data Scientist
Michael Röthlisberger studied Physics at ETH Zürich. He started to take an interest in Data Science and Software Development during his master’s degree. For his master thesis he worked on the image reconstruction software for a new PET detector.
Michael gained some first experience in an internship for Sensirion AG. There he was part of the R&D team, which was developing a new gas sensor.
The participation of a machine learning hackathon was sparking the interest of Michael in ML and he decided to pursue a career in this field. He is now exited to face new challenges with modulos and experience working in a rising start-up.