Yaron Strauch

AI, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning
  1. PhD student (Medicine, Human Development and Health) at the University of Southampton
  2. Master of Science, Artificial Intelligence, University of Southampton
  3. Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Stuttgart Media University
  4. Focus: Artificial Intelligence, Genetics, Bioinformatics
  5. Former Web Engineer (Frontend)

I started teaching myself programming when I was around 10 years old. Since then I made my hobby my profession:\ From IT over web frontend to Artificial Intelligence to computational genomic medicine.

There is so much more I want to learn!

Artificial Intelligence

  • Machine Learning / Deep Learning
  • Data Science
  • Evolutionary / Genetic Algorithms
  • Multi-agent systems und negotiation
  • Data Mining
  • Computational Finance
  • Natural language understanding
  • Python, Tensorflow, Pytorch, Scikit-Learn, nltk

Bioinformatics / Genetic

  • Genetic data pipelines (GENCODE/GTEx/…)
  • Detection of rare genetic disease (splicing)
  • Deep learning of raw DNA Sequences (SpliceAI)
  • Cancer classification using protein expression
  • Outlier detection

Frontend

  • HTML5
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Angular
  • SASS
  • Coffee
  • Handlebars
  • Twig

Backend

  • PHP
  • Node
  • Python
  • Java

Career

Soft Skills

  • Trained Mediator
  • Tutor
  • Expert in knowledge transfer
  • Scientific and learning-by-doing method

Projects, Customers, Studies

Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics

After being introduced to artificial intelligence by my computer science program, I wanted to get deeper into the subject. I’ve studied “MSc Artificial Intelligence” at the university of Southampton (UK). During the course I developed a new fascination for the theory of evolution, genetics, and molecular biology, which I want to deepen during my PhD program and connect with knowledge in machine learning and evolutionary algorithms. Currently I research on rare genomic diseases where mutations on the DNA disrupt splicing (a process during protein production) using deep learning.

My old life as a Web Engineer

With NOLTE&LAUTH, I used to work for clients from different environments, not to produce common web sites, but modern web experiences.

As senior web engineer I was part of the development team of ADVANTAGES for Mercedes-Benz and smart. ADVANTAGES is an internal retail platform that I developed 2016 in Angular and maintained afterwards. For Mercedes-Benz our web team and I have developed the Lifestyle Configurator. For smart I supported the team developing the smart online store.

Additionally I worked for other customers such as Aptamil (Danone), Postbank and KfW (both major German banks).

Projects as a Freelancer

As a freelancer I took care of the platform Digicruit, which means enhancing and rewriting major application parts. Digicruit was an online employment agency that matches companies and applicants through a sophisticated algorithm.

Furthermore I have developed a content management system for shop window presentations of the pharmacy Rosen-Apotheke Berlin.

Private Projects / University

CI-SpliceAI

Diagnoses of Genetic Splicing Defects using Deep Learning

Jun 3, 2022

Re-imagining Cooperative Co-Evolution: Modular Genetic Algorithms

Re-written university coursework from my MSc Artificial Intelligence

May 21, 2022

Evolving CNN Topologies for Image Recognition

MSc Thesis Artificial Intelligence, University of Southampton

Sep 5, 2019

yaron-strauch.com

The portfolio page of this page

Oct 15, 2017

Swagger Object Validator

Validate models against a swagger spec and receive in-depth error traces

Mar 11, 2017

Privacy in Social Networks

BSc Thesis Media Informatics, Stuttgart Media University

Jul 17, 2016

Gravity Cub3d

Semester Project at Stuttgart Media University

Jun 1, 2015

stressfree billing

Split your bills without the stress

Jul 4, 2014

Encrypted Mails in Browser

Client side asymmetrical email encryption

May 6, 2014