I’m Henri; born and raised in France but currently living in NYC. I tried to start a company in the medical AI sector over the last couple months but cofounder issues are leading to existential questions about pivoting.
Previously, I was a PhD student at Columbia U in Statistical Physics applied to ML (check out my scipy talk and blog posts and biophysics. Prior to that I was a quant/trader/data scientist for 10 years; most notably my team was in charge of ‘toxic assets’ in a French bank.
I worked through part 1 and 2 of the fastai course (v1 with Keras) and have since worked mostly with PyTorch and I’m back for more. Haven’t used the fastai library yet but looking forward to it. Have contributed to open source ML libraries; I also enjoy hacking together fullstack web apps on my spare time and have a pronounced interest in DevOps as applied to ML.
Hope to meet a ton of you at the NYC meetups and to contribute as best I can to the community!