Team

Paul von Bünau

Leadership

Serena Rota

Administration & Research

Léonard Ruedin

Data Strategy

Lea Helmers

Data Science

Hagen Hoferichter

Data Science

Kirstin Taufertshöfer

Data Science

David Hinrichs

Data Science

Nikita Jerschov

Data Innovation Design

Hannah Martin

Communications

Simon Wohlfahrt

Data Science

Benjamin Häusler

Data Science

Marcella Gersh

Knowledge Management

Ingmar Schubert

Data Science

Lisa Martin

Data Strategy

Paul von Bünau

Managing Director

Dr. Paul von Bünau is managing director at idalab with more than ten years experience in leading and implementing cutting-edge data science projects. For our clients, Paul focuses on integrating strategy, methodology, and product perspectives. He previously worked at SAP, Fraunhofer, Deutsche Bank, and RDRS Bangladesh. Paul holds a PhD in data science from TU Berlin, an MSc in pure mathematics (St Andrews, Scotland) and a BSc in computer science.


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Serena Rota

Administrative & Research Assistant

Serena Rota is responsible for the office administration, research, and social media strategy at idalab. Working for more than six years in creative environments, she performed content management and carried out HR activities for start-ups, galleries, and artists. Serena holds an MA in history of art and is currently specialising in arts management.


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Léonard Ruedin

Senior Data Strategist

Léonard Ruedin worked for several years in boutique consulting firms, advising leading companies in the biopharmaceutical industry. At idalab, he has specialised in designing data solutions that help groundbreaking biotechs to leverage their organisational capabilities. Combining business strategy, analytics, and data product development, he brings his expertise to the life sciences as well as various other fields, such as the mobility sector and the art world. Léonard holds a BSc in biology from the University of Geneva and an MSc in medical neurosciences from the Charité Berlin.


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Lea Helmers

Data Scientist

Lea Helmers is specialised in machine learning with a focus on natural language processing. She joined idalab in 2016 and, since then, has worked in data science projects in various fields of application. Lea holds a BSc in mathematics from FU Berlin, a BA in linguistics from HU Berlin, and a MSc in computer science from TU Berlin.


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Hagen Hoferichter

Junior Data Scientist

Hagen Hoferichter specializes in the unification of machine learning and embedded devices in the Internet of Things era. As a hardware and software engineer, he delivered on several projects in research and industry ranging from transistor level to high-level APIs. Hagen holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Münster. Currently, he is pursuing an MSc in Computer Engineering with a strong focus on machine learning at TU Berlin.


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Kirstin Taufertshöfer

Junior Data Scientist

Kirstin has worked as a scientist at the University of Alberta and KIT and has specialized in modeling complex molecular behavior to improve drug development techniques. At idalab she applies her analytical thinking skills and her research experience to complex business scenarios.
Kirstin holds a Master of Science in Energy and Process Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Her final thesis won a Prize from the Scientific Community of Technical Thermodynamics for being outstanding.


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David Hinrichs

Junior Data Scientist

David Hinrichs specialises in nonparametric statistics and signal processing methods as well as their application to sensor data. Outside of idalab he likes to write open research software to help scientists translate data into knowledge. David holds a BSc in Physics from Heidelberg University and currently pursues a MSc in Mathematics at HU Berlin.


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Nikita Jerschov

Data Innovation Designer

Nikita Jerschov is a designer who works at the edge of science and design. While having a background in physics, he holds a BSc in interface design and is pursuing an MSc at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Nikita works in the fields of concept development, design thinking, interface- & data design.


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Hannah Martin

Communications

Hannah Martin holds a BA in Theatre and Media Studies from Universität Bayreuth and completed a four years Screenwriting course at the prestigious German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). However, being constantly afflicted with insatiable curiosity, she decided to search for a job in uncharted territory: somewhere at the pulse of innovation and ideas that will shape all of our future. Hannah found idalab, where she now applies her creative mind, excellent writing skills, as well as her ruthless, solution-focused nature to PR, Marketing and Communications. Simultaneously, she continues to write the stories and, what is more, to direct the movies she truly cherishes and wants the world to see.


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Simon Wohlfahrt

Junior Data Scientist

Simon Wohlfahrt specialises in predictive modelling and text classification methods. At idalab, he has additionally been developing interactive data visualisations for clients in the mobility sector. Simon holds a BSc in technical mathematics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and currently pursues an MSc in pure mathematics at TU Berlin, focusing on machine learning as well as discrete optimization and graph algorithms.


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Benjamin Häusler

Junior Data Scientist

Benjamin specialises in nonparametric and semiparametric regression models. As a former tutor in statistics at TU berlin, he has a deep understanding of statistical concepts. At idalab, he currently brings his expertise to optimization projects for clients in the mobility sector. Benjamin holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from TU Berlin, where he focused on mechanical engineering. He is pursuing the corresponding MSc from TU Berlin, specialising in information and communication systems, with a strong focus on statistics and machine learning.


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Marcella Gersh

Knowledge Manager

Marcella Gersh is responsible for Knowledge Management at idalab. She is experienced in managing Projects in a vast amount of areas such as theater and indie movie production or automotive engineering. Marcella earned her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies and Design at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachussetts. At idalab, Marcella is building and maintaining systems to keep the best interests and rights to privacy of idalab clients, followers, and employees at top priority.


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Ingmar Schubert

Junior Data Scientist

As a Junior Data Scientist, Ingmar Schubert helps clients in the mobility and healthcare sector to optimize their processes. Prior to joining idalab, he applied his analytical skills and machine learning expertise as a freelancer. He is currently pursuing his MSc in physics at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the University of Ottawa, developing quantum theoretical descriptions of complex molecules in strong fields. Ingmar holds a BSc in physics from HU Berlin, where he graduated as top of his class.


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Lisa Martin

Junior Data Strategist

At idalab, Lisa Martin focuses on the intersection of data science and data privacy. As a Junior Data Strategist, she is working to expand idalab’s strategic competencies in the field of privacy preserving technologies. Prior to joining idalab, Lisa applied her analytical skills in management consulting and the automotive sector. Lisa is an economist by training. She recently graduated from the University of Oxford with distinction, having completed the MSc in Economics for Development. In addition, she holds a BSc in International Economics with a strong focus on econometrics from the University of Tübingen.


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