I am an academic who fell in love with data. I learned programming software when the first desktop PCs appeared in the business world. Applying logic on raw and boring data turned out to be a fun and intriguing exercise. I have developed algorithmic trading tools and programs and built a hedge fund company around it. The financial success of objective decision making especially in times of stress in the financial markets directed my attention to the more all-encompassing hot topics of data science. My aim is to provide solutions in many areas like automated trading, machine learning or recommender systems.