Welcome to another Meet the Genies; an inside look at the people behind the ‘machine’. Today, we sit down with Data Scientist David to find out more about his role here at RoomPriceGenie as well as what keeps him going outside of work. Let’s dive in!
In October of last year, I joined RPG as a master thesis student. In my thesis, I focused on the explainability of artificial intelligence in the hospitality sector. My goal was to shed light on complex but accurate approaches to modelling hotel prices. Last month, I then joined RPG full-time as a Data Scientist to implement the results of my thesis and support the team on future projects.
I have just completed my master’s degree in industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with a focus on renewable energies and design thinking.
We are focusing on smaller hotels and pay special attention to the simplicity and good usability of our app while optimising the hotel’s pricing.
Our vision is to provide an easy and time-saving solution to the daily hassle of getting your pricing right.
I am really excited to implement the results of my master thesis which will help hoteliers to find the optimal base price and explain how the individual hotel characteristics (e.g. facilities and online reviews) influence this price.
My favourite and least favourite thing are the same: smart technology has just started to reshape the industry.
Happiness, honesty and enthusiasm
Enjoy what you are doing.
Passionate. Optimistic. Bavarian.
During my free time, I try to find a second life for used wind turbine rotor blades. What many people do not know is that the turbines have to be replaced after about 20 years and that there is no sustainable solution for recycling the blade material. Together with friends, we started Bladesign, a platform that empowers creative people to repurpose rotor blades and build cool things from them. Now there are rotor blade shelves, tables, lamps & raised beds – soon to be featured in the RoomPriceGenie office in Mannheim.