Stefan Richthofer graduated 2009 at Ruhr-University Bochum/Germany in Mathematics. Since then he has been working as a PhD-student in computational neuroscience at the Institute For Neural Computation, suited also at Ruhr-University. For his research on Predictable Feature Analysis he uses Python extensively, especially NumPy and MDP (Modular Data Processing toolkit).
Beneath Python, Stefan considers Java an important part of his programming repertoire and did a lot of minor projects with it. Thus he is excited about Jython and Java/Python integration in general. In May 2013 he started the JyNI project, which aims to enable Jython to use native C-Python extensions. In the same year he gave a poster-presentation on JyNI at EuroSciPy. In 2014 Stefan became a Jython-committer with the goal to improve some Jython-internals and hooks to better suit JyNI's requirements. In 2015 he attended PyCon in Montreal and presented the JyNI-project at the Python language summit. Recently Google Summer of Code accepted Stefan's application for a JyNI-related project.
Friday 12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m. in Main conference room