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Mike Schachter

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
United StatesToptal Member Since July 14, 2022

Mike has over 20 years of experience in machine learning, data science, and computational biology. His expertise includes signal and image processing, working with unstructured data such as images, video, audio, and text, and he is proficient in time series analysis. Extending from leveraging cloud platforms such as GCP and AWS to writing Python, R, C++, and Java code, Mike's technical experience resulted in significant contributions to the field of neuroscience.

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Laura Tolosi

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
BulgariaToptal Member Since February 4, 2019

Laura has a Ph.D. from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, in the field of computational biology, focused on cancer biomarker detection using statistics and machine learning. She worked on projects in the field of natural language processing such as named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, fake news detection. Recently, she has worked on applying reinforcement learning methodology for trading financial instruments.

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Yilong Li

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
United StatesToptal Member Since August 12, 2021

Yilong is a seasoned data scientist specialized in oncology and cancer genomics research. He completed his bioinformatics PhD at the University of Cambridge and has several publications in top scientific journals such as Nature, Science and Cell. After that, he worked in various R&D roles in the industry, focusing on genomics algorithm development, bioinformatics data analysis, and machine learning. Yilong follows best programming practices in his coding and data science projects.

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Ilya Prokin

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
FranceToptal Member Since September 7, 2022

Ilya is a data scientist, CTO, and AI tech entrepreneur with a PhD. He's an expert in applied data science, machine learning, AI, and LLM fine-tuning in the manufacturing, finance, and biotech industries. He has published scientific papers, scaled various MVPs to full-featured products, pitched startups, and built a strong AI community that spread to six cities. Ilya enjoys improving businesses with data, developing innovative ways to apply data and AI, and geeking out about optimization.

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Viktor Petukhov

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
GeorgiaToptal Member Since September 22, 2022

Viktor holds a PhD in biostatistics, during which he developed eight open-source packages used by thousands of researchers worldwide. He also worked as a data science team lead and an independent AI consultant, translating business needs into technical terms. Combining scientific and enterprise experience, Viktor can support companies on the full spectrum, from formulating a business problem to building a production-ready AI solution.

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Hershel Safer

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
IsraelToptal Member Since January 20, 2021

Hershel has extensive experience developing quantitative models in various industries, including finance, biopharma, and communications. His focus is the extraction of data-based insights to inform decision making. For the past decade, Hershel has worked primarily with machine learning; he also has expertise in optimization (linear, nonlinear, combinatorial, and graph). Hershel has a Ph.D. from MIT in operations research and an undergraduate degree from Yale in applied mathematics and economics.

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Simon Tietze

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
GermanyToptal Member Since November 17, 2022

Simon is a data scientist with experience in deep learning, machine learning, statistics, big data, and method development. Over his career, he has worked in various fields, including adtech, molecular biology, telecommunication networks, and hardware reliability. Simon has built predictive machine learning systems, reporting dashboards, and in-depth analytical reports, ranging from small datasets to systems operating in real time with thousands of requests per second.

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Miguel Vazquez

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
SpainToptal Member Since January 17, 2022

Miguel has a Ph.D. in computer science and bioinformatics. He learned about data mining 20 years ago and discovered a great field of application in Bioinformatics. Since then, Miguel has worked in many areas focusing on cancer genomics (text-mining, systems biology, web development, and workflows). He has written hundreds of thousands of lines of open-source code and developed the Rbbt framework, one of the most effective tools for data analysis, downloaded over a million times.

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Rajesh Kumar Gazara

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
IndiaToptal Member Since July 25, 2023

Rajesh is an experienced professional with substantial expertise in multiple RNA and DNA sequencing analysis software and pipelines. He has completed his PhD in bioscience and biotechnology, focusing on comparative genomics and transcriptomics, and has several related publications in reputed scientific journals. He worked in several R&D roles in the industry, focusing on bioinformatics data analysis, regression analysis, predictive modeling, and machine learning in metagenomics.

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Lars Melchior

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
GermanyToptal Member Since July 15, 2020

Lars is a physicist, entrepreneur, and full-stack developer with 10 years of experience. Having built his own startup from scratch, he knows how to rapidly develop an MVP and bring a product to market. As an open-source library developer, he writes clean and maintainable code that's efficient and production-ready. Holding an MSc in physics, his strong research and analytical skills make him a valuable asset in almost any domain.

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Cornelis Jan Drost

Freelance Computational Biology Expert
New ZealandToptal Member Since March 7, 2022

Cornelis is a developer, mathematical modeler, and researcher with experience working in tech at Amazon and Biomatters, and startups at Fetch.ai and Ubiquetherm. He thrives on solving new and complex problems, learning new skills and background knowledge, and excels at communicating requirements and results. Cornelis has experience in software development and supporting skills, such as data analysis, visualization, math, simulation, and complex systems.

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  • How are Toptal Computational Biology experts different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Computational Biology experts to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Computational Biology expert within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Computational Biology experts?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Computational Biology expert begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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