About me

My name is Florian Wilhelm and I am a Data Scientist living in Cologne, Germany.

I studied mathematics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with a focus on numerical mathematics and computer science as a subsidiary subject. After my studies, I worked on Parallel Preconditioners for an Ocean Model in Climate Simulations and graduated from university (KIT) with a PhD degree. Main focus of my work was the mathematical modelling of the governing equations of fluid dynamics in order to optimally solve them with the help of high-performance computing (HPC) on a large-scale cluster. As Head of the Research Lab for Application and Innovation at the Institute of Applied and Numerical Mathematics, I worked in several industry-funded projects and supervised bachelor and master students.

After my postdoctoral position I started as a Data Scientist at Blue Yonder, the leading provider of AI solutions for retail. Right now I enjoy working on innovative Data Science projects with experts every day at inovex where I am Head of Data Science. With more than eight years of project experience in the field of Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics and Big Data, I have acquired profound knowledge in the domains of mathematical modelling, data science, statistics, machine learning, high-performance computing and data mining.

For the last years I programmed mostly with the Python Data Science stack (NumPy, SciPy, Scikit-Learn, Pandas, Matplotlib, Jupyter, etc.) to which I also contributed several extensions. Due to my participation in many industry projects, I have also gained much experience in Databricks Spark, bringing data science to production and in general the development of data products.

If you want to know more, please read all about my professional details in my résumé or on LinkedIn. A selection of my talks can be found on YouTube.