Michal Oleszak

Michal Oleszak

Position: Data Scientist

My adventure with statistical modelling began at the Warsaw School of Economics, where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Methods in Economics. At that time I developed the fascination about how accurately the complex business reality may be captured by mathematical models and how much useful and practical knowledge they can provide. Hence my decision to continue my education in the Netherlands, the country known for its data-analyses degrees. Here I have done my master’s in Econometrics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
As far as I have greatly enjoyed my master’s programme, it was taught from a highly theoretical, mathematical angle. Therefore, I decided to combine it with an internship, to be able to put the academic skills into practice. Veneficus provided an excellent opportunity. I have joined the Veneficus team as an intern in February 2017, writing my master’s thesis as part of the internship. Having finished the thesis research, I stayed at Veneficus as a working student and since March 2018 I am employed as a full-time data scientist. What I like most about Veneficus is the possibility to combine the challenging and interesting projects that solve real-life business problems of our clients with the time for research and development of the modelling tools we use. I have learned a great deal since I have joined the Veneficus team and I cannot wait for more challenges to come.
In my free time I do a lot of mountain hiking (although it’s not easy to find any mountains in the Netherlands). I also enjoy learning languages: apart from Polish, my mother tongue, I also speak English, German, Spanish and currently strive to learn Dutch.

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