About

Short bio

As of June 2016, I am working primarily on a personal finance project (a blog post with more details will follow). Besides that, I work on CrazyGames.com. CrazyGames is a casual games portal with about 3 million monthly visits. There are also Dutch, Spanish, and Italian versions.

Previously I worked as a software engineer at Thought Machine from the summer of 2015 until March 2016, initially on the machine learning and later on the core banking platform (both front-end and back-end).

In the 2014-2015 academic year, I did Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge and studied a variety of applied mathematics subjects with a focus in statistics.

Before that, I studied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where I won the Terman Award. I focused on machine learning (inspired by Andrew Ng’s Machine Learning course) and convex optimization (inspired by Stephen Boyd and Carlos Fernandez-Granda). I transferred to Stanford after 1 academic year at KU Leuven.

In my free time, I enjoy long distance running and travelling.

Contact me

Feel free to reach out to me if you would like to talk and / or grab a coffee.

mertens.ai.raf@gmail.com