Max Heimel

Max Heimel received the Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Computer Science from the University of Co-Operative Education in Stuttgart in 2008. In 2011, he received my Master’s degree in Computer Science from Technische Universität Berlin. Since January of 2012, he is a PhD student and research staff member at the Database and Information Management (DIMA) group at Technische Universität Berlin. His interests are very diverse, ranging from theoretical topics like Statistics, Numerics, and Algorithms, to more applied fields like Machine Learning, Data Processing & Analytics, Database Internals, Programming, and Software Design. He has profound practical experience from several years of working in the software industry, both full-time and as an intern during my studies. During his Bachelor’s, he interned multiple times at IBM, working - among other things - on designing numerical algorithms for the Cell processor, and on improving the statistics collection and evaluation within the query optimizer of the Informix relational database system. After his Bachelor’s, he spent one year as a software engineer at IBM, working on improving the support for data warehousing queries within the Informix query optimizer. During his Master’s and PhD studies, he interned twice at Google, working on such diverse topics as large-scale data processing, scalable web application design, ranking of related items, and information extraction.