About me

I am an integration engineer for urban autonomous driving at Mercedes-Benz AG in Stuttgart with main focus on Continous Integration, Continous Delivery and Automated Testing.

I’m a Cloud Engineer at SAP with strong interests in distributed systems (system design, Kubernetes & Docker), Linux internals (syscalls, namespaces & cgroups) and low-level networking (TCP/IP stack). I joined SAP in June 2021.

Additionally, since July 2022 I’ve been also contracting with Hofvarpnir Studios (part-time), a Silicon Valley based non-profit where we’re building cloud infrastructure for AI safety engineers.

I hold a Statistics MSc degree with specialization in Deep Reinforcement Learning and the mathematics of Machine Learning. I wrote my master thesis at the Bosch Research Center near Stuttgart where I was working on Deep Reinforcement Learning and Imitation Learning algorithms for partially automated driving.

I am also interested in doing good better: together with three friends I co-founded the university group Effective Altruism Magdeburg where we promoted the ideas and philosophy behind effective altruism (EA). More precisely, my EA interests focus on longtermism ever since reading Yudkowsky’s sequences and Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence back in 2014. If you’re interested in finding out more about why the AI alignment problem matters now – and not only in in a few decades (or whenever we have enough computing power to match the human brain) – there’s a great series by Holden Karnofsky titled “The most important century”. There’s also a great 80,000 hours podcast episode: #109 – Holden Karnofsky on the most important century.

The purpose of this blog is to serve as a reference for my future self. And hopefully, someone else will find something useful here.

Note: I also have another, deprecated blog where I used to write: https://www.apoehlmann.com