Dirk has a background in Computer Science & AI and worked in academic and commercial research labs across Europe and the US. His interests span machine learning, robotics, and computational engineering as well as their application into the humanitarian and development areas. He has been a regular consultant for the World Bank in Tanzania and closely involved with a number of drone-related startups.
He is currently a senior engineer at Oxbotica where he works on self-driving vehicles. He is also an active STEM Ambassador, and organizer of the London Big-O Algorithms & Machine Learning meetups.
Beyond Ad-click Prediction
We all know machine learning is great for predicting ad-clicks or buying stock. However I would like introduce some less conventional applications that you may have never thought of. Such as detecting landmines from a drone using radar, finding orangutans in the Bornean Jungle, or helping a self driving car avoid pedestrians.