Prof. Lutz Hamel
Researcher | Big Data, Machine Learning
Founder + CEO kinaML, Rhode Island
Lutz is a veteran software professional, computer scientist, and author with more that 30 years of experience. Research interests include machine learning, data mining, and Big Data as well as computational logic and programming language semantics and implementation. Lutz has 50+ publications in the areas of programming languages, machine learning, and data mining including a book on machine learning using support vector machines.
As a software professional in the private sector Lutz has assembled and lead teams from project inception to successful release in many capacities including project lead and VP of development. Most notably Lutz lead a team at Thinking Machines Corporation implementing high-performance parallel programming languages for their custom hardware.
In his spare time Lutz advocates for animal welfare and is involved with horse rescue. He also plays, builds, and restores string instruments. You can follow his instrument building adventures under his Icelandic alter-ego Hilmar Hansson here.
Lutz has a PhD in computer science from the University of Oxford, UK, a masters degree in CS from the University of New Hampshire, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Rhode Island.