SciSports completes signing of Google Software Engineer
Enschede, 26 januari 2017 – Football data specialist SciSports has added Fernando Jose Iglesias Garcia (27) to their team as a Software Engineer. After studying telecommunications engineering in Madrid, he obtained his master Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Stockholm, Sweden. In the Netherlands, he worked for Thales. Recently he worked at Amazon Web Services in Cape Town, South Africa and at Google in New York City as a Software Engineer.
The specialized knowledge he obtained such as Monte Carlo methods and Bayesian filtering applied to radar tracking will prove useful for SciSports. At Amazon Web Services, he worked on internal diagnostics API for EC2. At Google in New York, Fernando worked on the backend of local search, focusing on internationalization.
At SciSports he will work as software engineer for BallJames, the in-house developed real-time data machine that automatically generates 3D data from video images of football matches that are recorded with an own camera system.
Giels Brouwer, chef de mission and founder of SciSports: “BallJames is important for our international breakthrough. We invest extra knowledge and energy to increase the processing speed, but at the same time ensure the accuracy of the system. We are vigorously working on expanding the team. Fernando is a talent of the highest order and we are thrilled that we have been able to bring him from New York to Enschede.”
Fernando Jose Iglesias Garcia: “I am very excited to start working at SciSports. The job is quite challenging, but also a lot of fun. I joined SciSports, because the technologies they use for BallJames (C++, machine learning, computer vision) are a perfect match for my interests. A startup environment is new for me, so that was also something appealing. And last but not least, it is exciting to work in the sports and football application domain.”
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