Meet the Instructor

Ernst Henle

Data Scientist, Microsoft

Ernst Henle has a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, where he used physics, chemistry and math to solve problems in medical research. As an experimental scientist at UC Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he researched free radicals and ageing; his software engineering career began over 20 years ago when he created computational models to explain his experimental results. 

Henle left academia to join Silicon Valley startups as a software development engineer, where he developed software for bioinformatics, digital pathology and image analysis. He continued this work at Merck, where he also devised algorithms for drug discovery. He's spent time as as a senior program manager at Microsoft, where he focused on algorithm development, image processing and bioinformatics. He was also a principal data scientist at Predixion, where his work focused on data flow, workflow, business intelligence and predictive analytics.