Ralf Gommers


FP Innovations, Scion
Ralf Gommers is currently a senior data scientist in the forestry industry, at FP Innovations (Vancouver, Canada) and Scion (Rotorua, New Zealand). His research interests there include modelling of forest diseases and productivity, and scaling up remote sensing forestry applications - mainly using tools in the scientific Python ecosystem. He has previously worked on cold atom physics, MRI systems and lithography machines. Ralf is a core developer of SciPy, NumPy and PyWavelets, and is a board member of NumFOCUS. His focus over the last decade has been on growing the scientific Python ecosystem and making its core projects more sustainable.