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.
Adriana Clavijo is currently concluding a Master's degree in Statistics and Data Science at the University of Bern. She has experience working in data analysis and applied statistical methods in diverse contexts such as finance, macroeconomics, test and survey data and consulting. She is also experienced in data processing and modelling with both R and Python. Adriana joined cynkra in December 2021.
Angelica Becerra is a statistician and data scientist with experience in consulting governmental offices on large-scale survey studies and statistical analysis. She has developed data analysis projects using R and Python with a focus on visualization, web scraping, and reports. Angelica has a M.Sc. in Social and Economic Data Analysis from the University of Konstanz, Germany. She joined cynkra in November 2020.
Antoine Fabri is an engineer, science enthusiast and musician, with extensive experience as an R developer and data scientist. He has worked in various industries: retail, advertisement, banking, airport logistics and is the author of various CRAN packages, such as flow, boomer, and unglue. Antoine has a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Brussels. He joined cynkra in September of 2021.
Caroline Steiger is the human resources manager at cynkra. She joined the company in 2020 as a certified human resources specialist. Caroline supports the team and management in all matters related to human resources, streamlines administrative tasks and organizes meetings and events. She works and lives in Santiago de Chile and has wide experience in the electrical, mechanical, IT and banking industry.
Christoph Sax is a passionate economist and data scientist with more than 13 years of experience in R and has extensive experience in consulting private companies and governemental offices. He 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 and is a founder and partner at cynkra.
Kirill Müller has been working on the boundary between data and computer science for more than 20 years. He has been awarded five R consortium projects to improve database connectivity and performance optimization in R. Kirill is a core contributor to several tidyverse packages, including dplyr and tibble. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from ETH Zurich and is a founder and partner at cynkra.
Matthias Bannert is an analytics and data engineering expert with more than 10 years of experience in research, web development and data processing. He enjoys facilitating the use of open source software in enterprises, education and the public sector. In 2021, he was a co-chair for the annual useR! conference. Matthias holds a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich and joined cynkra in an advisory role in early 2022.
Nicolas Bennett is an enthusiastic statistician, data scientist and R developer. He holds a M.Sc in Interdisciplinary Sciences from ETH Zurich and has recently sucessfully defended his doctoral thesis on machine learning with intensive care data at the Seminar for Statistics of ETH Zurich. Nicolas is an experienced teacher and a gifted R programmer. He joined cynkra in December of 2021.
Patrick Schratz, 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 is 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.
Tobias Schieferdecker 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 and 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.
Wael Sadek is an experienced DevOps engineer and administrator. He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and has more than 10 years of experience in managing tech infrastructure in various professional environments. He is a certified Kubernetes Administrator, a certified AWS Solutions Architect Associate and a Redhat Certified Engineer and joined cynkra at the beginning of 2021.