Francesca is a passionate interdisciplinary person, who enthusiastically studied physics in Rome and then at UC Berkeley. Afterwards, she moved to apply the principles of physics to the world of biology and chemistry, with the aid of informatics, statistics and data analysis tools. Completed the PhD, she is now dedicated to applying the scientific approach to the world of finance as a junior solutions consultant at Mirai Solutions. To counterbalance the scientist in her, Francesca likes to feed her artistic side with theater, reading and painting.
Gabriel grew up in a small Spanish town on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. He studied economics and quantitative finance. His professional background is in the banking industry, with a specialised focus on regulatory developments such as Basel II. He is a strong believer that by doing good data analytics, economists and data scientists can help institutions to improve the lives of those around them. In his free time Gabriel enjoys running and doing outdoor sports as well as reading books about economic development and political philosophy.
Guido is a socio-economic statistician who studied and worked in the Netherlands, Italy and England before finding his final settlement in Zürich where he became a founding partner of Mirai Solutions. During his studies he mainly focused on finding a new approach to the explanation of poverty dynamics and in his MSc on the research of imputation techniques. Later on he applied his experience and customer-focused attitude in the risk management field and in leading consulting projects. Guido has not yet given up playing any kind of ball-related sport and, as a good statistician, he enjoys determining the most significant variables that make a great Italian dish.
Gustavo is an experienced consultant who has held a range of roles in various companies in Spain and Switzerland, mainly within the financial industry. He graduated in mathematics and holds a Msc in Computational Physics. Versatile and results-oriented, Gustavo meets new challenges with enthusiasm and a curious mind.
Martin is a passionate computer scientist who grew up at the foot of Mount Pilatus in Obwalden, central Switzerland. Directly after finishing his CS MSc degree at the ETH Zurich in the area of machine learning and pattern recognition, he started applying his passion in the field of data analysis as an IT Consultant at Insightful Corporation and later as an architect at TIBCO Software Inc. He joined his former Insightful colleagues at Mirai Solutions in 2010 and became a partner in 2011. Unless you find Martin in front of a computer flexing his programming skills, reading CS literature or completing courses on Coursera, you will most likely (not) find him in some remote mountainous place.
Nicola is an enthusiastic electrical engineer coming from the surroundings of the wonderful Amalfi Coast. After his MSc in the telecommunications area, he worked as a consultant for the largest landline and mobile phone company in Italy. He crossed the Alps and joined Mirai Solutions in 2012. When Nicola is not experimenting with functional programming, customizing his Emacs or playing around with microcontrollers and single-board computers, Nicola enjoys traveling and photography.
Ömer likes to tackle challenging data-driven computational problems by developing fast and scalable algorithmic solutions using large computing infrastructures. Originally hailing from Istanbul, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. His expertise lies in image & data analysis, parallel programming, and scientific consulting. In his spare time, Ömer regularly plays soccer and basketball whenever he is not composing new rock songs at home.
Owen's professional background began in the software industry in Ireland and Germany. He's worked as a Research Scientist at Definiens AG, as a Senior Data Scientist at the University of Zurich, and he holds a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich. His interests include data science, software engineering, and image analysis. In his spare time, he likes train travel across Europe.
Pauli studied mathematics and signal processing at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland, and focused his PhD studies on the dynamical modeling of large biological systems. As a post-doc he developed statistical modeling and image analysis approaches to study large-scale biological image data. He has experience in multivariate statistics, complex systems, machine learning and the modeling of dynamical systems. Pauli's main interests are fascinating mathematical phenomena such as fractals, chaos theory, prime numbers, and analog synthesizers.
Peter studied environmental sciences and ecology at the ETH and University of Zurich. While his strong interest in biology and natural sciences remains, he gradually improved his R skills and started to enjoy programming and data analytics. This led to an internship at the Functional Genomics Center Zurich, where Peter helped setting up an R package. Being enthusiastic about games, Peter recently started to learn developing games using C# and the Unity software. In his free time, travelling is considered the most rewarding experience, and thus he was also eager and happy to have spent a half-year long internship in Beijing.
Riccardo's education and expertise build upon his passion for algorithms and systems modelling. During his professional experience he has embraced with enthusiasm both academic and consulting projects. In his free time Riccardo enjoys skiing and cooking marathons.
Roland is an avid data scientist with extensive expertise in leading technical projects in the areas of financial services and quantitative risk management. With a background in business economics as well as statistical and IT consulting, he is the founding partner of Mirai Solutions - where he is particularly engaged in leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to distill complex business concepts into specialized solutions by harnessing the power of statistical modelling and data analytics. Roland is the enigma with the cappuccino and an aficionado of all things Japanese.
Stéphanie brings a diverse range of experience to her professional endeavours. After having graduated with a Master in Marketing from a business school in France she worked in Paris in promotion and marketing operations, in London in strategic marketing and in Zurich in online marketing. Her analytical mind increasingly drew her into the area of more technical projects. As a business analyst she was involved in a European ERP project, working with subsidiaries to define business processes and implement IT solutions. She enhanced this career turn with a MAS in IT at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and subsequently delved into the development of website applications as an enthusiastic freelancer. Her strong motivation and desire to enhance her skills and gain know-how in new fields led her to join Mirai Solutions. Besides building IT solutions for companies, Stéphanie has a real passion for travel and is known to be always on the move.
Tobias has a background in control theory and optimization, and recently finished his PhD from ETH Zurich in the field of energy market modeling. He has a broad range of interests, including politics and economics, and enjoys putting his mathematical modeling skills to work to facilitate decision-making processes. After a Postdoctoral visit at NTNU Trondheim, he joined Mirai as a Solutions Consultant to tackle new challenges in the field of risk modeling and portfolio optimization.