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Research Engineer
IBM Research - Africa
  

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Fred Otieno is a Research Engineer building a platform to accelerate scientific discovery and solutions. Recently worked in time series analysis. Developing machine learning pipelines enabling explainable climate forecast enhancing resiliency in supply chains and understanding borehole usage and repair patterns.

Over eight years’ engineering experience. Worked on designing and building responsive and reusable UI/UX components as well as orchestrated backend subsystems. Open to learning and leveraging new technology to provide practical solutions.

Lead in implementing strong quality assurance processes and procedures at a startup FrontlineSMS, a two-way SMS platform used across the world. In the past few years, took on a role as a research engineer entailing innovative thinking, design, construction, testing and characterization to enable internal research efforts, evaluating emerging technologies for potential real-world product application and demonstrating the value of those technologies for IBM’s businesses and partners.

Holds an MS in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.

Professional activities:

  1. Program committee member for reviewing the NeurIPS 2020 workshop on Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning
  2. Program committee member for reviewing the ICML 2021 workshop on Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning
  3. Program committee member for reviewing the NeurIPS 2021 workshop on Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning