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Christian D. Blakely

Chris has more than fifteen years of experience in computational science, software engineering, machine learning, and project management. He has been working as a tech lead and engineer in machine learning for large defense, pharma, industrial, and fintech projects throughout Switzerland and the US  Beginning his career as a computational engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, he is now the Head of AI & Real-time Analytics for PwC Switzerland where he has built with his team full-stack solutions for detecting market manipulation and insider trading on the Swiss Stock Exchange and for optimizing drug candidate portfolios for large pharma companies. Chris frequently designs and employs Tsetlin machine architectures for his work and has a primary focus on real-time learning with closed-form expressions for interpretability.