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Sebastian Mika, Software Developer in Berlin, Germany
Sebastian Mika

Software Developer in Berlin, Germany

Member since February 23, 2016
Sebastian has 15 years of experience in data science and machine learning and some 25 years in programming. He is (co-) author in 50+ scientific publications with some 10k+ citations. Having started two companies, Sebastian builds upon a solid entrepreneurial background. His special focus is on finding solutions to data driven challenges and implementing such solutions at scale for production.
Sebastian is now available for hire


    Python, Go, Ember, Rails, AWS, Rabbit, Celery, Flask, Storm, Flink, Spark...
  • Idalab GmbH
    Python, Matlab, Gorubi, Mapnik, C#, C++, C, and more


  • Python, 7 years
  • NumPy, 6 years
  • SQLAlchemy, 5 years
  • Pandas, 5 years
  • SciPy, 5 years
  • Flask, 3 years
  • Apache Flink, 1 year
Berlin, Germany



Preferred Environment

Linux, Shell, Emacs, PyCharm, IntelliJ, GitHub

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded was an algorithm that would learn to identify faces in pictures with little to no error; a commodity today, but that was 15 years ago.


  • CEO

    2014 - 2016
    • Implemented a real-time particle filter for IoT data.
    • Coordinated a dev team of 3-4 people as CTO.
    • Developed some proprietary hardware prototypes based on Raspberry Pi.
    • Implemented a REST API serving a live data dashboard.
    Technologies: Python, Go, Ember, Rails, AWS, Rabbit, Celery, Flask, Storm, Flink, Spark, Kafka, Redis
  • CEO

    2003 - 2014
    Idalab GmbH
    • Designed and implemented a stock trading mechanism based on patent data.
    • Designed and implemented complex risk assessment software for a consulting firm on C#/WPF.
    • Designed and implemented various chem-informatics models, e.g., for predicting lipophilicity, toxicity, and mutagenicity of compounds from their structures alone.
    • Implemented a large web application in C#/ASP.NET for collecting battery recycling information.
    • Gained a decade of consulting experience in an analytics boutique and 5 years in a strategy consultancy.
    Technologies: Python, Matlab, Gorubi, Mapnik, C#, C++, C, and more


  • (Development)

    A system to allow for real-time, high precision indoor tracking of people and devices using mostly off the shelf hardware.


  • Languages

    Python, Java, JavaScript, C#
  • Frameworks

    Flask, Alembic, Apache Spark
  • Libraries/APIs

    Pandas, NumPy, SQLAlchemy, Scikit-learn, SciPy, jQuery, Flask-RESTful
  • Tools

    MATLAB, IPython, Wercker, Git, Subversion (SVN), RabbitMQ, Apache Storm, CVS, IntelliJ, PyCharm, Celery
  • Storage

    Redis, PostgreSQL, Redshift, AWS S3
  • Platforms

    AWS EC2, Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi, Linux, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apache Flink, Windows
  • Paradigms

  • Other

    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)


  • MBA degree in Risk & Fraud Management
    2006 - 2007
    Steinbeis Hochschule Berlin - Berlin
  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics
    1998 - 2002
    Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin - Berlin
  • Diploma (Bachelor's + Master's equivalent) degree in Computer Science
    1994 - 1998
    Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin - Berlin
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