In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new employees. Today it's Andreas Kyek's turn. He is starting with us as a Data Scientist - in this interview he tells us what drove him to join, what his background is and how he likes to spend his life outside of work.
What position will you take on at [at]?
At AT, I work as a Senior Principal Data Scientist.
How did you find out about [at]?
Via the internet. I was looking for a company where data analysis is not just something "you should do", but where data analysis and artificial intelligence is the core business.
Why did you choose [at]?
Because of Corona, the interviews were purely virtual. Nevertheless, I had the good feeling that the chemistry was right!
What are you looking forward to the most?
I am looking forward to many exciting use cases and to the fact that together we will give the topic of data analysis and artificial intelligence the importance it deserves at the beginning of this millennium!
What did you do before?
Before [at], I worked in the semiconductor industry for over 20 years. My work has always involved data analysis and, in recent years, artificial intelligence, but never as a core business. Large industrial companies are always a bit sluggish. I am now looking forward to a more dynamic environment!
Where were you born and raised?
I am a Lower Bavarian, born and raised in Passau - often more on the Danube than on the Danube.
What do you do in your spare time?
I spend a not insignificant part of my free time organising the Lion March (www.löwenmarsch.de).
What has been your favourite travel destination so far and where would you definitely like to go?
Many years ago we were in Sardinia. I want to go there again. Besides that, the Nordic countries are still on the to-do list.
What are your three most important work utensils?
The work utensil is my computer. And then, of course, a pen and a sheet of paper.
What used to be your favourite subject at school?
I had two favourite school subjects: physics and art