Who We Are

Who We Are

The Comtravo tech blog is written by

David Batista, PhD

Research Engineer in NLP

David loves to play with data and extract knowledge from large volumes of data, especially to transform natural language into structured data. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning from the University of Lisbon. His thesis explored and proposed new methods for semantic relationship extraction.

Ruwan Geeganage

Senior Software Engineer

Ruwan is an experienced Software Engineer with 9+ years of working experience. He is an enthusiastic team player dedicated to streamlining processes and efficiently resolving project issues. He excels at NodeJs, JavaScript, MongoDB, including coordinating ground-up planning, programming, and implementation of core modules.

Dr. Sebastian Mika

VP Data

Sebastian is currently leading the data science, machine learning and NLP team at Comtravo. Prior to joining Comtravo Sebastian was founder of a data science consulting boutique, co-founder of an offline location analytics startup and worked as a pharma strategy consultant. He received his PhD from Technische Universität Berlin in the field of machine learning and is co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and conference publications.

Dr. Matti Lyra

Research Engineer in NLP

Matti has been an active member of the data science community in Berlin, he has led the PyData Berlin committee since 2016. Matti holds a PhD in Natural Language Processing from the University of Sussex. His thesis explored using topical bias in large text corpora to build better ensemble models for text classification. Beyond his work at Comtravo he's interested in language and linguistics, the philosophy of AI, cycling, photography and coffee.

Bharathi Srinivasan

Machine Learning Engineer

Bharathi is an engineer by background and a Master's graduate in Economics and Management Science from Humboldt University of Berlin. The focus of her master thesis was on applying Bayesian Neural Networks as a recommender system. Her interests in machine learning include Bayesian methods, deep learning, probabilistic graphical models and causal inference.

Puneeth Nanjundaswamy

Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Puneeth is passionate about cloud infrastructure and likes to work on the cloud infrastructure side of things. He is a GitOps and Infrastructure-as-Code evangelist. In his free time he likes to contribute to open source projects.

Marko Schilde

Chief Technology Officer

Davit Ohanyan

Engineering Manager