Gilles Meyer

Gilles Meyer

artificial intelligence and software engineering

I am a software engineer who combines solid expertise in machine learning and operations research with rich experience in enterprise software development. Over the years I have specialized in Microsoft .NET technologies, but I am comfortable with other technology stacks that are commonly used in AI, such as Python and the JVM. I am passionate about artificial intelligence, programming and technology in general.

Work Experiences

GMind analytics

Liège, Belgium
Founder
2017 - Present

GMind analytics offers consulting services to businesses that want to devise intelligent software solutions powered by artificial intelligence and mathematical optimization algorithms. The company helps its customers to design high-quality software in line with increasingly demanding industry standards.

Blacklight analytics

Liège, Belgium
Co-founder
2017 - 2018

Blacklight Analytics is a company specializing in the design of intelligent software solutions for the energy sector. The company is particularly active in the field of electricity markets and designs smart solutions for operating distribution networks with a high penetration level of renewable energies and demand-side management.

University of Liège

Liège, Belgium
Senior Software Engineer
2016 - 2018

I ran software development for multiple research projects aiming to build next-generation energy systems powered by artificial intelligence algorithms. The main project was the development of a smart energy management system that optimizes power flows in a microgrid. This includes optimal exploitation of energy storage systems and optimal interactions with the main power grid. I was also an initiator and main contributor of the University’s ridesharing application.

Senior Software Engineer
2015 - 2016

I was part of the Xsquare development team. Xsquare supervises the transcoding and transfer of video media (workflow definition, load balancing, monitoring, API). I worked in a team of three developers building a SOAP-based service-oriented application in C# WCF. The application serves customer needs worldwide in the broadcast industry. It is interfaced by many other products via its extensible API.

Inform GmbH

Aachen, Germany
Software Engineer
2012 - 2015

Development of a workforce management software for ground handling operators at airports. I worked in a team of four developers building a C# WPF front-end application. My main focus was integrating the front-end with a Java back-end. The position required an advanced knowledge of the full technology stack and good communication skills.

n-Side

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Consultant
2011 - 2012

Algorithmic solutions for the coupling of European electricity markets. I worked in a team of five developers building a single-threaded Java console application. The application solves a mixed-integer programming problem using the IBM CPLEX solver. The program has computed the optimal power exchanges on the European day-ahead electricity market every day since 2010.

FRS-FNRS

Liège, Belgium
Research fellow
2007 - 2011

I did my PhD thesis as a FNRS research fellow (a highly selective belgian research grant).

Education

PhD in optimization and machine learning

University of Liège
2007 - 2011

Software engineer

University of Liège
2002 - 2007
Graduated with the highest distinction.

Professional Skills

Primary skills

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

During my PhD thesis, I sharpened my mathematical modeling skills and studied state-of-the-art machine learning and optimization techniques. I have also built strong expertise in this domain through my current and past work experience in the industry.
Software engineering

Software engineering

I am mainly a back-end developer, although I have also worked on user interfaces (both web and Windows native). I always strive to think carefully about software architecture and technology choices to provide the right solution for each problem.
.NET technologies

.NET technologies

I have acquired a good knowledge of the Microsoft .NET technologies. My areas of expertise include C#, ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core (Web API and MVC), Owin, Azure AI, multi-threading constructs, .NET Core, WPF and WCF. In 2017, I was the runner-up of the .NET challenge.

Programming languages

C# Python Java Scala Powershell

AI libraries

Scikit-learn NumPy SciPy Matplotlib Pandas Numerical solvers (CPLEX, Gurobi)

Other technologies

Cloud infrastructure (Azure, AWS) Web (ASP.NET, React, Angular 2) Database (SQL server, MySQL, PostgreSQL) Reactive and multi-threaded programming Version control (Git, Mercurial) DevOps (Jenkins, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy)

Languages

French (native) English (fluent) German (beginner)