we are cynkra


We are a team of data scientists who share a passion for the R ecosystem. We use our broad skill set to help our customers leverage R-powered analytics across a range of industries and applications.

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Angelica Becerra

Angelica is a statistician and data scientist with experience in consulting to governmental offices on developing large-scale survey studies and statistical analysis. She has developed data analysis projects using R and Python with a strong focus on data cleansing, data visualization, web scraping, and automated reports.

Angelica has an M.Sc. in Social and Economic Data Analysis from the University of Konstanz, Germany. She joined cynkra in November 2020.

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Kirill Müller

Kirill works on the boundary between data and computer science with more than 20 years of software engineering experience.

Kirill has been awarded three R consortium projects to improve database connectivity for R, and one project to streamline performance optimization. He is a core contributor to several tidyverse packages, including dplyr and tibble. Kirill holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from ETH Zurich. He is a founder and partner at cynkra.

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Christoph Sax

Christoph is a passionate economist and data scientist with more than 13 years of experience in R.

Christoph has extensive experience in consulting private companies and governemental offices. Christoph is the author of several R packages that are related to time series processing, such as seasonal and tsbox. Christoph holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Basel. He is a founder and partner at cynkra.

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Tobias Schieferdecker

Tobias holds a Ph.D. in physics with focus on climate science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Data Science from ZHAW. He is an expert in data cleansing, transformation, and modeling. He is familiar with both R and Python.

Tobias wrote his thesis on the mid-term development of stratospheric water vapor. He joined cynkra in July 2018.

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Patrick Schratz

Patrick, who joined cynkra in 2020, has an M.Sc. in Geoinformatics from the University of Jena, Germany, and is currently finishing his Ph.D. He is a member of the mlr-org core team and actively developing the mlr/mlr3 machine learning framework in R.

Patrick is passionate about workflow optimization and continuous integration approaches. He also contributes/maintains ropensci R packages.

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Caroline Steiger

Caroline is the human resources manager at cynkra. She joined the company in 2020 as a certified human resources specialist. Caroline supports the team and the management in all matters related to human resources, streamlines administrative tasks and organizes meetings and event. She works and lives in Santiago de Chile.

Caroline has wide experience in the electrical, mechanical, IT and banking industry.