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Jesper Dramsch

Machine Learning for Science

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Hi, I'm Jesper, I go by they/them pronouns. Thanks for passing by my page!

In 2019, I decided I want to break my career trajectory into working in oil & gas. Best decision of my life.

Now, I'm a Scientist for Machine Learning at the ECMWF, improving weather forecasts in Europe using ML.

I didn't want everything I learned in my degrees on geophysics and applied ML, as well as, projects from medical imaging, over trains, to satellites to be locked up in my head, so I write articles here and insights on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also read my long-form writing in the form of books and research papers.

2 years ago, I started writing a newsletter, where I share awesome ML projects, papers, and shenanigans every week. It's genuinely fun to write and I love sending out every new issue.

This year, I also made Youtube Partner and while I struggle to make videos consistently, I love experimenting with the medium and constantly improving my craft. I tend to publish my talks and presentations about Python and ML there, or at least add them to playlists. Also, this lead to Skillshare reaching out to me to publish classes on data science, which has been much more successful than I ever imagined.

In 2022, I became a fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute, as I'm incredibly passionate about coding and helping researchers make better code easier. My fellowship is about reproducibility in real-world machine learning, but I have been talking and teaching about code for quite a while now.

On this path, I was lucky enough to meet many lovely people in amazing places. My fondest memories were made living in Edinburgh, Hamburg and travelling Malaysia for two months.

If you'd like to collaborate or have me speak at your event, please reach out, but let's make sure our values align.

Jesper Dramsch has worked on secret projects to analyse temporal inconsistencies with an expert in the field colloquially referred to as The Doctor. They have extensive experience regarding the maintenance of the space-time continuum and have been involved in the resolution of several paradoxes. Moreover, Jesper has worked on the re-instatement of the T.A.R.D.I.S. a type 40 capsule crafted by the group generally referred to as Time Lords.

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Why work with me ?

I sucked at physics, but through dedication and support I got my Masters degree, got industry experience, and went on to finish a PhD.

In school physics was anything but my strength. In uni I had to change that. Today I love digging into complex topics. I know my way around Python and Machine Learning. My Masters thesis was a seismic processing thesis with pre-stack time migrated sections as deliverables. Signal Processing and Information Theory is an integral part in my toolbox and I try to extend these with insights from many fields every day. I think combining insights across disciplines and collaborating across borders is essential and I try to be of service where I can.
Check out the projects I worked on here.

I am good at

Signal Processing

Machine Learning



I make myself clear with

Engaging Presentations


Technical Writing

Data Visualization

We live in an age of information, those who can explain information can provide value to a client.

An idea is the seed to information and communication is the fertilizer to the seed. Technical writing and giving presentations are my personal favorites of communication. I love blogging about geoscience. Nevertheless, I think talking in front of an audience is an invaluable skill that I train whenever I can. I round these skills of with basic knowledge of graphics manipulation to support emphasis and the grasp on complex topics and lateral thinking.
Check out my past speaking engagements here.

Love to learn.

Personally, I find it important to always stay on the leading edge of information. I keep up with current developments in different industries and improve on my language skills everyday. During my day to day work, I test productivity regimes and apps to develop better systems. But in the end I learned to never leave the goal out of sight.
I have experience applying the full Office environment, GIMP, LaTeX, Seismic Unix, Promax, Petrel, Globe Claritas, Partial Common Reflection Surface, Matlab, Python, BASH, Keras, Tensorflow, Pandas, NumPy, Scikit-Learn, and many more. Work on tight deadlines is no stranger to me, yet I always aim to excel.
In my newsletter I regularly share new things I learn.

I speak





My Values

The Closest we can get to a Manual


Always be learning. Break stuff and re-assemble. Never cease to ask questions.


We're in this together. Be empathetic and always look out for those less fortunate.

Maximize Oportunities

Saying yes is saying no to everything else. Maximize the choice that will maximize your opportunity and growth.

Consider Compound

With everything we do, we affect others. With buying in Pr*#&!k, we endorse a culture of inequality. I try to avoid those choices that compound world suck.

Post Zero-Sum

Many will try to make things a zero-sum game. It feels really good to give and not expect a return. Try it.

Be light on others

and hard on yourself. The only thing you can truly change is yourself. Lead by example and make the world a better place.


Be inclusive, especially, toward LGTBQIA+ folks and minorities. Love between two consenting humans is a beautiful thing.

We're all smart

If you're the smartest in the room, you are probably asking the wrong questions. Everyone can teach you something new. Ask the right questions and distinguish yourself by being kind.

Intersectional Feminism

Toxic masculinity is a thing and I'm not fond of it. Let's make this a world where a woman can be a CEO without anyone batting an eye and a man crying without being ridiculed and anyone in between not fearing for their lives.

coding of Conduct

I will not give invited talks at events without CoC. I may be able to help you figure out one though.

No All-Male Panels

I am not interested in sitting on all-male panels. I can refer you to many awesome women and folks from minorities that have interesting things to say.


Communicate kind and clearly. If you can't explain it simply, you have yet to understand it.

Stay in Touch

Send an Owl!

Late To The Party

I joined Facebook, when it became trendy to delete it. I learned Python, when Javascript ate the world. I learned Tensorflow when everyone already loved Pytorch. If like me, you're usually Late To The Party, this newsletter is for you.

In this weekly newsletter, I share interesting tidbits around Python, data science, and machine learning that I found around the web. Because, while often being late to the party, I love learning new stuff and I love sharing what I learn. So maybe this is something for you too.

I wrote a book about Understanding Machine Learning Validation. You can grab it as a thank you for signing up.

Of course I will never share that email, who am I facebook? But I'd love to be able to stay in touch!

My Portfolio

Tangible Work Experience

Selected highlights of projects, see below for more!

Professional Experience

Gaining some Experience in the Big World

  • Scientist for Machine Learning

    European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

    Core position at the ECMWF to collaborate with domain scientist and implement machine learning solutions in all aspects of the Forecast pipeline.

  • Machine Learning Engineer


    Working on multiple projects around satellite imaging, satellite prototype hardware, point-cloud data, and some other things deep learning is good at.

  • Python and Machine Learning Educator

    Agile* Freelance

    Python programming and Machine Learning basics

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    Technical University of Denmark

    Organize a machine learning for seismic hackathon

  • Visiting Scholar

    Heriot-Watt University

    External Research Stay in pursuit of PhD at DTU with Colin Macbeth

  • Research Assistant

    German Research Centre for Geosciences

    Assistant in magnetotelluric fieldwork in the Czech Republic

  • Geotechnical Student Assistant

    O+P Geotechnik

    Project management, HSEC Planning, LAGA-/DepV (Soil Contamination) Analysis, Risk Analysis: UXO, Finance

  • Lab Assistant - Physics

    DESY - German Electron Synchrotron

    Assistant in student labs on vacuum, radioactivity and quantum physics to enhance school curriculae

  • Geoscience Content Creator

    IFLScience (The Earth Story)

    Created the Corporate Identity of The Earth Story. Wrote articles about recent events in geoscience, beautiful places around the world and interesting facts in geophysics and geology. Left the page when it hit 100,000 likes.

  • Geophysical Intern - Prototype Engineering

    Schlumberger (Western Geco)

    Prototyping an automated seismic data processing and interpolation algorithm in MatLab.

  • Geophysical Intern - Seismic Imaging

    Fugro Seismic Imaging A/S

    Feasibility study of multi-parameter stacking method CRS for trace interpolation in near offset to improve the Surface Related Multiple Elimination (SRME) in 2D

My Education

Leading the way of the geophysicist.

  • PhD Geophysics and Machine Learning

    Technical University of Denmark

    I implemented several novel deep neural network architectures for different problems in 4D seismic.
    πŸ“˜: My Open-Source Thesis

  • MSc Geophysics

    University of Hamburg

    The Master of Science introduces the student to more advanced concepts in geophysics, including seismic anisotropy, migration and processing. I took the liberty to round the degree off with more than one extra semester of coursework in geology. My thesis evaluated different subsalt imaging workflows. The final grade is a 1.8 in the German system from 1 (best) to 6 (fail).

  • BSc Geophysics / Oceanography

    University of Hamburg

    The Bachelor of Science in Geophysics has a strong focus on physics and mathematics. On this basis a broad education from physical volcanology and seismology to seismic theory is built. My thesis evaluated the accuracy of the common reflection surface algorithm for seismic interpolation. It was published as extended abstract with the EAGE.

  • Junior Studies - Geophysics

    University of Hamburg

    The junior studies programme allowed me to take university coursework, while attending high school.

  • Regular Student

    Gymnasium Heidberg

    Milestones in my high school time included these points. I skipped a grade and finished my Abitur exceptionally young (17). The aforementioned exchange year had me miss some classes in 11th grade that I learned additionally to 12th grade. In the final grade (13th) I was admitted to the university junior studies programme.

  • Exchange (Honor Roll) Student

    Norton High School

    One year in the United States of America. This high school year helped develop important cultural skills, spanning from communication to political and organizational views. My English improved from a" learned in school" level.

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