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Dr. Matthias Haeni



Data Scientist / System Engineer


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi HL D 29


Short CV

- Since 2015: Technical expert / data scientist at the WSL (LWF Meteorology, TreeNet, ICOS)
- 2014-2016: Technical Consultant to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification
- 2015: Co-founder of a data science startup company from the University of Zurich
- 2014-2015: PostDoc at the WSL (projects: ICOS, TreeNet)
- 2007-2014: Data Specialist, Chairman's Office, Credit Suisse
- 2012-2014: Science and Policy Graduate School, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center
- 2011-2014: Dr. sc. ETH with Nina Buchmann, Werner Eugster, Roman Zweifel
- 2006-2013: MAS in Secondary and Higher Education, ETH Zürich
- 2012: Conference Event Coordinator, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center
- 2004-2011: BSc and MSc in Agroecosystem Sciences, ETH Zürich
- 2010: Junior Researcher, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
- 2008-2009: Financial Director of IAAS
before 2008: IT Consultant at PriorityNet AG


- Design and employment of meteorological instruments, sensors, and stations
- Automation of measurement systems (loggers, embedded systems, cameras)
- Design of solar power and battery systems for autarkic stations in remote locations
- Maintenance of over 40 stations throughout Switzerland
- Processing of data with R and python on linux servers on-premise or at AWS and Azure
- DB management (relational, NoSQL), visualizations with js (amcharts, highcharts, Shiny)
- Big data processing (incl. machine learning) with Spark, Hadoop

WSL contact for/member of

Agrar- und Forstmeteorologen, LWF Meteorology, GCOS, ICOS, TreeNet, Swiss Society for Meteorology (SSM/SGM), American Meteorological Society (AMS)