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Ursula Maria Mayer


Letztes Update: 26.11.2021

Consulting & Development for AI & Big Data, Numerical Simulation & HPC projects

Firma: Sciform GmbH
Abschluss: MSc. hons. in Computational Science & MSc ETH
Stunden-/Tagessatz: anzeigen
My rate is negotiable and depends on the type of project, the length of the project and whether I have to travel or can work remotely.
Sprachkenntnisse: deutsch (Muttersprache) | englisch (verhandlungssicher) | französisch (Grundkenntnisse) | italienisch (Grundkenntnisse)




  • Explainable AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Big Data Infrastucture
  • Numerical Methods (Finite Elements, Finite Volumes)
  • High Performance Computing (MPI, CUDA, OpenMP, ...)
  • AI Accelerators
Machine Learning & Big Data Frameworks
TensorFlow, Keras, NVIDIA Rapids, Apache MXNet & Spark Ecosystem, Hadoop, H2O, Theano, PyTorch, Scikit-Learn, Pandas, Scipy and Numpy

Programming Languages
C/C++ (Cuda, MPI, STL, Boost, Qt, OpenGL, ...), Python, Scala, Java, C#, Shell

Jenkins, Bamboo, Docker, Kybernetes

Mathematica, Matlab, most IDEs, Git, SVN, CMake, LateX


08/2017 - bis jetzt
CEO & Consultant
Sciform GmbH
Sciform provides highly specialized consulting services in Data & Computational Science, Big Data & High Performance Computing as well as Distributed Ledger Technologies. We particularly focus on responsible and explainable Artificial Intelligence.
  • Sciform’s services range from training/educational workshops, design of software development processes, design of algorithms and numerical methods up to the development of highly scalable distributed software solutions.
  • Sciform works with freelancers and tech partners to provide customers with full end-to-end software solutions.

Selection of consulting projects

Consulting & Development in Energy Trading
MultiGPU+OpenMP parallelization of two novel automatic energy trading solutions at AXPO Baden.

Machine Learning, Computational Finance, Optimization, C++, CUDA, OpenMPI, C#

Consulting & Development in Autonomous Flight Control
GPU parallelized computer vision/optimization algorithms for an AI-based autonomous flight control software, Daedalean, Zürich

Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Optimization, C++, CUDA, NVIDIA Jetson

Consulting & Development in Public Traffic Data Analytics
Data Analytics and AI prototype for public traffic data for a client of Panter AG, Zürich

Apache Spark, Java, Scikit-learn, Python

11/2015 - 09/2017
Lead Data Scientist (Mission Owner)
  • Technical lead for the adaptive context-aware & continuous authentication and risk-detection component "nevisDetect" in the NEVIS security suite. NEVIS is deployed in many financial institutions and government offices in Switzerland and other countries to prevent sophisticated malware attacks. (Since 2020, the development of NEVIS is continued by the NEVIS Security AG.)
  • The context-aware authentication tool of nevisDetect evaluates client-side and network layer data based on rules.
  • The continuous authentication tool of nevisDetect performs the evaluation of client-side and network layer data based on several advanced anomaly detection algorithms
Apache Spark, TensorFlow, Java, Scala, Python, C++.

07/2014 - 10/2015
Computational Scientist and Software Engineer
  • Technical lead for design and development of LAOSS - a software for large-area semiconductor device simulation used throughout the OLED and solar cell industry.
  • Numerical development of a Finite Element Method for the simulation of large-area OLEDs and solar cells.
  • Design of a parallel architecture for LAOSS and implementation of the numerics core.
Finite Elements, C++, MPI

09/2006 - 12/2013
Research Computational Scientist
  • Numerical extension of Finite Volume and Finite Element Methods for groundwater flow, contaminant transport and multiphase flow for sustainable water resources management.
  • Design, development and extension of the MPI&GPU-parallelized numerics core for the water resources management software "Fresh WaterSupply" funded by EU and world-bank projects in collaboration with "4dimensional GmbH" (see below).
  • "FreshWaterSupply" is used by many decision makers globally to improve availability and sustainability of drinking water.
Statistical Methods, Stochastic Methods, Finite Volumes, Java, C++, C, MPI

07/2004 - 12/2011
Managing Director & Co-founder
  • Productization of "FreshWaterSupply" - a decision support software for ecologically and economically sustainable water resources management, which was jointly developed with IfU, ETH Zurich.
Statistical Methods, Stochastic Methods, Finite Volumes, Java, C++, C, MPI

09/2006 - 07/2007
Research Assistant
  • Numerical development of a novel semi-implicit time-integration scheme for CFD aerodynamics simulations.
  • Implementation in the massively parallel DLR tau-code, which is widely used in the European aerospace industry e.g. by Airbus.

Finite Volumes, Statistics, Navier-Stokes Equations, C++, MPI