Friedrich Melchert, Developer in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Friedrich Melchert

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Machine Learning Developer

Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Toptal Member Since
May 16, 2022

Friedrich is a passionate developer who has been refining his skills for over a decade in numerous academic and industry projects. He specializes in AI-driven app development and has a vast portfolio of experiences, from firmware development for microcontrollers to the implementation of large-scale cloud applications. Proficient in various software development patterns, Friedrich can quickly adapt to new technologies and deal with conflicts and emergencies while staying calm and focused.


specTelligence GmbH
Laravel, PHP, Vue, JavaScript, Android, Java, Python, Mobile App Development...
Fraunhofer IFF
Python, Machine Learning, Data Science, C++
University of Groningen
Machine Learning, Data Science, Python, MATLAB...




Preferred Environment

Vue, JavaScript, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Ionic, Supabase, Bluetooth LE, Cross-platform App Development, Web App Development, GitHub, GitLab

The most amazing...

...thing I’ve developed is an online platform for a seed library that facilitates a sustainable NGO to provide seeds for rare varieties to a broad public.

Work Experience

CEO | Lead Developer

2019 - 2023
specTelligence GmbH
  • Developed an innovative mobile sensing system that combines the smartphone display and front-facing camera to facilitate basic spectral measurements with regular smartphones.
  • Implemented a large-scale machine learning cloud to analyze and evaluate spectral information in a problem-specific domain automatically.
  • Designed an online platform for customers to manage acquired data and deploy custom applications based on spectral sensing technology.
Technologies: Laravel, PHP, Vue, JavaScript, Android, Java, Python, Mobile App Development, Web App Development, Data Research, Image Analysis, Machine Learning, HTML5, PWA, Cross-platform App Development

Research Manager

2011 - 2020
Fraunhofer IFF
  • Developed an automated measurement robot equipped with various spectral sensors to identify the conditions of leaf samples in a biological research facility.
  • Designed and implemented a highly flexible plugin-based software framework to dynamically interconnect various sensing devices with user interfaces and machine learning tools for data analysis.
  • Implemented a high-throughput system for the real-time analysis of high-resolution sensor data with highly optimized machine learning models.
Technologies: Python, Machine Learning, Data Science, C++

Junior Researcher

2015 - 2017
University of Groningen
  • Developed algorithms to detect and exploit the functional characteristics of input data to drastically improve the performance of machine learning processes.
  • Published and presented research results at various renowned national and international conferences.
  • Extended and optimized a custom machine learning toolbox for MATLAB focused on prototype-based classification systems.
Technologies: Machine Learning, Data Science, Python, MATLAB, MATLAB Statistics & Machine Learning Toolbox

Free Your Seed | Seed Library Management
A Laravel-based web application that facilitates the members of the German seed library "free your seed" to manage their members and seed stock. Further members can request specific seeds in a shop-like system and handle their return. The system was custom-designed according to the requirements of the non-governmental organization (NGO) and is continuously refined and extended.
2015 - 2017

Partially Completed PhD in Computer Science

University of Groningen - Groningen, Netherlands

2011 - 2013

Master's Degree in Medical Systems Engineering

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg - Magdeburg, Germany

2006 - 2011

Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg - Magdeburg, Germany


Vue, Vuex, REST APIs, Scikit-learn, React, Node.js, PyTorch, D3.js, Chart.js


MATLAB, MATLAB Statistics & Machine Learning Toolbox, NPM, GitHub, GitLab


Laravel, Vuetify, Lumen, Ionic, Bootstrap, Flask, Nuxt.js


Data Science


JavaScript, C++, PHP, Java, HTML5, CSS, Python, TypeScript


Android, Windows, Linux, Bluetooth LE, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)


Machine Learning, Data Research, Mobile App Development, Web App Development, PWA, HTTP REST, Cross-platform App Development, Embedded Development, Image Analysis, Bluetooth, Medical Devices, Supabase

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