... under (re)construction ...

Ever Tried. Ever Failed. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.

(S. Beckett)

Michele 'Ubik' De Simoni

Lover of 🐧🐧. Pythonista 🐍. Machine Learning Engineer 🤖. Mad Scientist. Evil Mastermind. Walking Beard. Tinkerer. Nerd. Tech junkie.

Programming turned the tide of a crippling, panic-attacks inducing depression caused by a profound unsatisfaction with my choice of academic career. During 2016 and 2017 I developed a burning passion for Python, robotics, Linux, Open Source/Hardware/Data/Science, and all things Machine Learning, I devoted myself day and night to learn the craft. My passion never waned and my drive toward knowing more grows each day.

Currently employed as a Machine Learning Engineer at, there I lead the research effort on GANs (and everything else relating to either the generative or the adversarial world of Deep Learning), help with Computer Vision and act as the Supreme Overlord of the Data Pipeline that feeds our AIs.

I love Open Source, Open Data, Open Science and the tech communities and conferences surrounding these topics. I am a prolific teacher/speaker/writer focused on spreading the Python and (Open) Data/AI/Science/Source/Hadware Gospel.

Whenever I am not spending time on some paper, Machine Learning model or hacking away with Python, I deeply enjoy getting to know more about Design, Philosophy, Distributed Systems, Probabilistic Programming, Go, Functional Programming, Haskell, Rust, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Graph Theory, Art, Neuroscience, Physics (currently on an orbital mechanics binge), and some human language (Esperanto, French, German, Latin, Spanish, Korean).

This specimen can be found around local hacker/maker-spaces, libraries and tearooms with good WiFi in the following locations in descending order of likelihood: Bologna, La Spezia, Milan, Florence.