curriculum vitae

  • PhD in Engineering (Robotics).
  • Data Scientist. Freelance Consultant. Entrepreneur.


Work Experience

  • 11/2014 - 12/2015: Data Scientist in educational startup ClassDo Inc., Tokyo:
    • Analysis, tracking and report of online KPIs and marketing campaigns. Suggest strategies based on those analyses.
    • Modelling user activity (funnel, segments, learning patterns, etc.) as well as reporting for frontend development.
    • Coordinate day-to-day operations while CEO was in business trips.
    • Development of classroom user interface and integration with external APIs [Javascript and Ruby (on Rails)].
  • 03/2104 - Present: Freelance data scientist: participated in development of a classifier to detect a particular heart disease from ECG signals
    • Created pipeline to load and process input data files (approximately 3Gb per file)
    • Selected parameters to train the classifier.
  • 04/2007 - 06/2010: TRW Automotive (Düsseldorf, Germany). Design Engineer in EPS (Electrically Powered Steering) Systems:
    • Calculation and Monte Carlo simulation (mostly Matlab) of tolerance analysis and assemblies: results were used for design, cost reduction projects and end-of-line quality control tests.
    • Management of external engineering services.
    • Technical support to production plant for serial production launch and product quality.
    • Design, analysis and review of mechanical components. Including CAD models and drawings.
  • 06/2006 - 12/2006: TRW Automotive (Birmingham, England). Product Engineer in EPS Systems:
    • Analysis and approval of experimental results for design changes, new suppliers and components.
    • Responsible for validation plans of new or design changes (experiment design).
    • Investigation and resolution of problems related to design or assembly process in production following 6 Sigma method.
    • Technical support to production, quality and development departments.
  • 06/2005 - 06/2006: TRW Automotive Spain (Pamplona, Spain). Product Engineer in EPS Systems, optical sensor department:
    • Control and report production output: day-to-day, time series, line-to-line, by suppliers, etc.
    • Implement tests of changes in design or supplier and report results.
    • Modelling and simulation (Monte Carlo) of optical sensor with Matlab. Model proved that results of end-of-line test weren’t reliable, that led to a revision of the test rig which resulted in a reduction in false positives increasing production yield in 5%.
    • Participated in 6 Sigma projects for improvement of design and assembly of optical sensor in collaboration with production, quality and R&D departments.
    • Collaborative actions and improvements in design and assembly resulted in an increase of production yield of 30% in sensor assembly.
    • Technical support in the area of EPS optical sensor to: production, quality, manufacturing and development departments.

Other Working Experience

  • 05/2013 - 03/2014: Part-time lecturer of Algebra and Calculus at the Faculty of Information Technology of Tokyo Denki University (Part-time work during PhD).
  • 09/2010 - 03/2013: Research Assistant by Global Robot Academia, Waseda University (Part-time work during PhD).

Computer Skills

Over 5 years Over 1 year
Programming Languages Python, Java, C/C++, SQL, HTML, Javascript, CSS R, Hadoop, Spark
CAD Pro-Engineer, CATIA V5, Solidworks Autodesk Inventor
Mathematical MATLAB/SIMULINK, Minitab
Office Suite Git, MS Office, OpenOffice, MS Project

Relevant Software Projects

  • Web application for calculus and management of tolerance analysis.
  • Online inverse-phonetic dictionary for foreign language learners.
  • Internet application for management of hospital patients’ medical history.
  • Application for PDAs for sampling signals from automotive sensors.
  • Desktop application for management and timing of motorbike team endurance race.

Github: kipel


Fluent Intermediate
Spanish1 German 1 Mothertongue
English Japanese

Courses and Seminars


  • Member of The Robotics Society of Japan
  • 04/2014 - 03/2015: Invited researcher at Fujie Laboratory, Waseda University.
  • Awarded JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B (25750191) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. (30% acceptance rate)
  • Awarded G-COE Scholarship for young researchers by Waseda University.