Hi! I’m Alex Rudy. I’m a Machine Learning Engineer at CloudTrucks. I build routing, scheduling and revenue maximizing algorithms to help Truck Drivers run their own business and maximize the revenue they make.

I approach and model the world scientifically – I try to understand the why as well as the how. The modeling I do is not about just shoving everything into the black box. I try to embody the scientist – where models represent our approximations of the way the world works. I’ve had sucess building models we can intuit, coupling human intuition to data at scale. My favorite models are the ones which tell a story, where we can really learn about the why in the world, as well as the what.

I’ve worked in regulated financial spaces, where I built underwriting models for credit card applications. I’ve worked on bespoke lifetime-value monitoring, built data warehouses from the ground up, and designed novel algorithms from scratch. I’ve also handled some truly big datasets (such as the billions of clicks per month on the Bitly link shortening platform) In the past, I have built research-grade hardware and control systems for astronomical instrumentation, and have experience engineering in constrained environments with physical systems.

When I’m not building models, I’m a sometimes contributor to open source software, a tinkerer and a builder. When there is snow outside, I’m also a skier.