Christopher J. Merz

Dept: Computer Science

Contact Information
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Engineering Education Center St. Louis
8001 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis, 63121-4499
Phone: (314) 516-5431

Education
Ph.D. Information and Computer Science
University of California - Irvine: Year 1998
Research emphasis: Machine Learning, Data Mining

M.S. Computer Science
University of Missouri-Rolla: Year 1991
Research emphasis: Automated Reasoning

B.S. Computer Science
University of Missouri-St. Louis: Year 1989

Experience
Consultant/Software Engineer, MasterCard International, O’Fallon, MO, (2001 – present)

  • Developed and applied statistical, data mining, and machine learning algorithms to applications in the credit card industry..
    Knowledge Discovery Engineer, Angara E-Commerce Services, Mountain View, CA, (2000-2001)
  • Developed and deployed advanced data mining and targeted marketing algorithms for website targeting.
    Computer Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA, (1999-2000)
  • Developed and analyzed algorithms for intelligent, adaptive network routing.
    Staff Scientist, HNC Software, San Diego, CA, (1998-1999)
  • Transaction-based modeling for fraud and credit risk. Technology development for advanced data mining algorithms.
    Software Engineer, Boeing Company (McDonnell Douglas), St. Louis, MO, (1987 – 1992)
  • Designed, implemented, and applied advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms for aerospace applications.