I'm currently a Brain Resident at Google, working on Deep Learning techniques for Machine Translation, Conversational Models ("Chatbots") and Reinforcement Learning. Previously I've founded several startups, worked on Distributed System Infrastructure (such as Apache Spark), and developed software for Knowledge Basic Construction and Probabilistic Graphical Models (such as DeepDive). I was born in Germany and I've lived in Japan, Korea and Thailand for extended periods of time. What I'm looking for: Opportunities in Asia, especially Japan and Korea. Areas I'm excited about include Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning, Infrastructure/DevOps, eSports, Distributed Teams, and data-driven Venture Capital.