Friederike Schüür

Director of Data Science at Fast Forward Labs

Friederike Schüür is part of Fast Forward Labs, an applied machine intelligence and advising company out of Brooklyn, NY. At Fast Forward Labs, we like to think about what applied machine learning in industry will look like in two years; while ambitious, a time horizon that keeps us well within the real world. We dive into new machine learning capabilities, we build fully functioning prototypes exploring state-of-the-art technology, and we advise companies on how to get ready for the future (of machine learning and AI). We think about sci-fi and keep it real! Prior to Fast Forward Labs, Friederike worked at small to medium startups on the US East Coast, earned a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London, and during a postdoc at New York University researched how we make gambling decisions to maximize financial gain. Upon leaving academia, she learned not to use the word ‘gambling’ especially when talking to hedge funds.