My name is Max Pumperla. I’m a Data Science professor and experienced Data Scientist and Engineer from Hamburg, Germany. I’m a prolific Open Source contributor, author of several machine learning books, speaker at international conferences and Coursera instructor.

I specialize in Deep Learning and its applications and can build machine learning solutions and data products from first prototype to production. As DL4J core developer, Keras contributor, Hyperopt maintainer and author of a range of open source libraries, I have a distinct view on machine learning engineering and the data science ecosystem.

My passion is to build interesting things that work and write about it. To give you a glimpse, here’s a selection of my most popular projects.


Distributed Deep learning with Keras & Spark


A very simple wrapper for convenient hyperparameter optimization with Keras and Hyperopt

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