My name is Niels. Online I often use the alias din14970. I like to work at the interface between science, tech, software and data.
By training I'm a materials scientist and physicist. For my Ph.D. I investigated the effects of high energy radiation on metals at the nanoscale using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atom probe tomography (APT). As a postdoc researcher I delved deeper into electron imaging physics and developed image processing routines for large multidimensional TEM datasets.
I'm also a longtime enthusiast of Python, data, high performance computing (HPC), Linux and open source software. During my postdoc I contributed extensively to python based open source TEM data analysis packages, using the scientific python stack in addition to libraries like cupy, numba, and dask. I worked as a data engineering consultant where I implemented data pipelines for enterprise clients with PySpark, python, Docker and Kubernetes on an AWS based data platform. As a freelancer I built scientific software for a major TEM manufacturer. Currently I'm working as a data scientist and scientific software developer at VITO, working on computer vision projects with PyTorch and TensorFlow. I'm also interested and involved in scientific data management efforts.
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