My name is Serhii Hamotskyi, I was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, currently living and working in Leipzig, Germany, doing mostly NLP and machine learning.
Currently I’m working at Hochschule Anhalt, before that I worked as Machine Learning Engineer at ExB.
I did more IT stuff than I can remember, mostly to solve problems I myself had (such as a mirrored left-hand Dvorak keyboard layout), some completely random (like a picture and quote generator that might still be up at http://reasonsforli.win).
I once created a shorthand system, then tried to optimize it with genetic algorithms, then thought about how interesting would it be to think of an algorithm to generate alphabets based on requirements/medium/messages, which became my only published paper.
Here are the (Russian) slides from a very informal privacy talk I once did, to a very lay audience, where I tried to explain why should they care about the topic at all.
Pretty much everything. You can get a good idea of what I like to read about from this website, but the two main ones were always computers and languages. My current area (ML / NLP) is directly at the intersection of both and I’m happy :)
I’m interested in language and languages in general, psychology and influence, previously also information security. I care about privacy, open source, and dislike companies which I perceive to be damaging to any of them.
Roughly in order of decreasing preference: