Max Pumperla is a data engineer and scientist specializing in deep learning and its applications. He currently holds the position of head of data science at collect Artificial Intelligence GmbH and has previous experience in banking, online marketing, and the SMB market. Being an author and maintainer of several Python packages, his open source footprint includes contributions to popular machine learning libraries such as Keras and Hyperopt. He holds a PhD in algebraic geometry from the University of Hamburg.


  • August 2017 -

    Deep Learning Engineer, Skymind

  • March 2017 - July 2017

    Head of Data Science, Collect Artificial Intelligence

  • July 2016 - July 2017

    System Owner Data Science, Liquid Labs

  • February 2015 - June 2016

    Senior Data Scientist, Enfore AG

  • June 2013 - January 2015

    Senior Data Scientist, Deutsche Telekom

  • August 2011 - May 2013

    Senior Quantitative Analyst, Deutsche Bank

  • October 2008 - July 2011

    PhD in Algebraic Geometry, Uni Hamburg