Dr. Stefan Thaler


Angestellt, Self employed, Freelance, self-employed

Abschluss: PhD, TU Eindhoven

Graz, Austria


Data Science
Machine Learning
Research and Development
Full-stack development


Professional experience for Stefan Thaler

  • Current 2 years and 10 months, since Mar 2020

    Self employed

    Freelance, self-employed

    I am specialized in machine learning, mobile- and web development. I spent most of my professional life at the intersection of cutting-edge academic research and hands-on software engineering. I am curious by nature, a quick learner and I bring systematic academic thinking combined with solid software development skills and hands on machine learning experience to the table.

  • 11 months, Apr 2019 - Feb 2020



    After successfully finishing my Ph.D. at TU Eindhoven, I took a few months off. I traveled through Europe, hiked parts of the Saint James way in France, Spain and Portugal and stayed in Portugal for a bit longer. I used the time to read, dive into the local cultures, and work on my own projects.

  • 4 years and 11 months, May 2014 - Mar 2019

    PhD researcher

    Eindhoven University of Technology

    Throughout my Ph.D. I collected in-depth knowledge about machine learning, both practical and theoretical. My main research focus was on the development of deep learning methods for Information Security, in particular forensic log analysis. I also gained knowledge about machine learning in health care settings. I worked mostly with Python, Numpy, Jupyter, Matplotlib, Tensorflow and Keras.

  • 2 years and 6 months, May 2016 - Oct 2018

    PhD Council Member

    TU/e PHD Council

    I spent around 2.5 years as a member of the TU/e W&I Ph.D./PDEng council, where I helped to improve the work experience of my fellow Ph.D. students by organizing professional and social events, communicating with the department board and dealing with problems that arose.

  • 2 years and 8 months, Sep 2012 - Apr 2015

    Software Engineer


    During my time at mohemian my main responsibilities were full-stack Android development in Java as well as full-stack backend- and frontend web development, in particular using Rails, jQuery, and Bootstrap. During this time I developed a carsharing app and parkinglot sharing app from scratch to market, and maintained and extended two more apps.

  • 3 years and 2 months, May 2009 - Jun 2012

    Scientific Programmer

    STI Innsbruck

    During my time at the STI Innsbruck, I developed a variety of research prototypes in the domain of the Semantic Web, mainly written in J2EE and Ruby on Rails. Additionally, I authored and contributed to scientific publications as well as EU project deliverables.

  • 8 months, Apr 2011 - Nov 2011

    Startup Team

    Startup Team

    TO-role in the the efforts to build a high tech IT spin-off around Social Media and Semantic Web Technologies.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Oct 2006 - Nov 2008

    Software Engineer

    holzweg e-commerce solutions

    During my time at Holzweg, I worked as full-stack web developer (PHP, MySQL, JSP, CSS, HTML).

  • 7 months, Dec 2005 - Jun 2006

    CMS Developer

    DVT-Daten-Verarbeitung-Tirol GmbH

    During my time at Datenverarbeitung Tirol, I contributed to migration of the Web-portal of the Tyrolean government to Typo3.

Educational background for Stefan Thaler

  • 4 years and 11 months, May 2014 - Mar 2019

    Machine Learning, Information Security

    TU Eindhoven

  • 2 years and 8 months, Mar 2009 - Oct 2011

    Computer Science

    University of Innsbruck

    Semantic Web

  • 6 months, Jan 2008 - Jun 2008

    Computer Science

    University of Copenhagen

    Exchange Semester

  • 4 years and 6 months, Oct 2004 - Mar 2009

    Computer Science

    University of Innsbruck


  • English


  • Dutch


  • German

    First language


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