Richard Bergmair's Resume


2018–22: DuckDuckGo

Senior Backend Engineer

reported directly to c-suite executives: mathematical modelling & simulation of the anonymity properties within the data exchanged between a private web search engine and upstream service providers.

2017–18: Telefónica Germany

Data Science Consultant

data-driven business process optimization in network operations based on ticket data and technical logs.

2016–17: Flowminder

Machine Learning Subject Lead

statistical analysis and geospatial visualization of call data records from a mobile phone network for humanitarian purposes.

2015–16: Eurofunk

Elasticsearch Expert

responsible for search engine-specific data modelling and the setup of a highly available distributed setup.

2013–16: insightTourism

Member of the Steering Committee

==> publicly funded science project (€500k) on data-driven demand analysis in tourism; member of the steering committee.

520hrs on our side / EUR 500k total

data science • NoSQL • mongodb • Linux • Python • numpy • scipy • matplotlib • ipython • scikit-learn

The insightTourism project was a publicly funded project conducting valid demand analysis in the tourism sector, using scientific models. My primary role in the project consortium was to provide expertise within the areas of natural language processing and data science. <==

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2015: Upper Austrian Insurance Corporation

Data Science Consultant

reported directly to c-suite executives: this consulting engagement included preprocessing of data from internal sources, analysis and reporting.

2012–15: Juju

Senior Search Engineer

sole person responsible for data-driven development, simulation, and evaluation of improvements to the search engine.

2013–15: Traktoro

Technical Project Leader

an internet search engine: general contractor and main developer, managed a team consisting at times of up to 6 developers.

2012–13: Panopticom


my first attempt at a proprietary product; internet media observation.

2010–12: Goldman Sachs

Algorithmic & Quant Trading Strategist

member of a high-frequency trading desk in equities, solely responsible for data-driven research and development of large-scale statistical data analysis infrastructure, applying insights for decision-making by the heads of the business.


2004–08: Software Competence Center Hagenberg

member of scientific staff

one of Austria’s largest data science-related research facilities: 2x internship 1x freelancer.

1999–2006: IBM

software engineer

IBM offices in Linz: 5x internship, 3x freelancer.

Academic History

2014: University of Malta

casual lecturer, Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing

module leader: responsible for every aspect of the course from selection of content through preparation of lecture materials to final examination.

2006–10: University of Cambridge

Ph.D., Computer Science and Technology

DOC fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, EPSRC DTA studentship, honorary Cambridge European Scholar; three publications, reviewer for four journals.

2005–06: University of Cambridge

M.Phil., Computer Speech, Text, and Internet Technology

EPSRC studentship, Cambridge European Bursary.

2003–04: University of Derby in Austria

B.Sc., Computer Studies

Additional Qualifications

2023–24: Interaction Design

Various Courses at IxDF

2021: Certified Data Protection Officer and Auditor

TÜV Süd, TÜV Rheinland

2015: Certified Bookkeeping Assistant


2007: Level 3 Certificate in Securities & Derivatives

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments