Chris de Vries


I enjoy working on challenging projects that have positive outcomes for their users. I find great reward in building systems that are a pleasure to use, and make people's lives easier and more enjoyable.

I have 20 years experience as a software engineer, data scientist, and network engineer. I have worked in the technology, internet, finance, mining, news media, mobile gaming, educational video distribution, computer hardware distribution, and education industries delivering high impact products that solve real customer needs using the latest and most advanced technologies.

I was awarded a doctorate in computer science in the areas of machine learning and information retrieval resulting in 12 peer reviewed publications with over 300 citations. Many of these publications were in the highest ranked conferences in the field such as CIKM, SIGIR, and WWW. My thesis was nominated for an outstanding thesis award.

Thoughts are my own and do not represent those of my employer.