Martin Juan José Bucher is an interdisciplinary Computer Scientist, Software Engineer, and Maker currently based in Zürich, CH. His recent interests revolve primarily around the intersection of Machine Perception, Human-Computer Interaction, Deep Learning, and Computer Vision. He has further started to work on problems synthesizing ideas from Generative Modeling and Generative Design within the field of Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (AEC). Martin holds an MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and a BSc in Informatics from UZH.
In the past, Martin has worked on and published various projects on his own and has further been on a journey with Tinystudio, a company he co-founded back in 2012. Since February 2021, he is also working as a Research Assistant at the Chair for International Relations and Political Economy, mainly working on Natural Language Processing (NLP) problems within the Disintegration project.
Besides all this, Martin has also started mixing music he finds interesting and is further trying to step into photography as well. You can find a sparse selection from his photographic archive on Instagram. He can also be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Telegram. If you want to reach him in a timely manner, good old email usually works best:
Selected Work & Education
2022 — today: Teaching Assistant, ETH Zurich, CH
Course: Introduction to Visual Machine Perception for Architecture, Construction, and Facility Management (ACFM), given by Dr. Iro Armeni
2021 – today: Research Assistant, UZH, CH
Chair for International Relations and Political Economy, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walter, working mainly on applied Natural Language Processing (NLP) problems, Semantic Analysis, Parsing, and Representation Learning
2019 – 2022: MSc Computer Science, ETH Zurich, CH
Strong focus on Computer Vision, Machine Perception, Deep Learning, and Generative Modeling
2017 – 2018: Software Engineer, BSI Business Systems Integration AG, Zurich, CH
Four month internship as a Software Engineer working mainly with Java EE and PostgreSQL. Further continued to work part-time beside my studies.
An App for watchOS to get the menus from the several cafeterias (i.e. mensas) around campus at ETH Zürich, UZH, and ZHdK right on your wrist. It's called Menzha.
Tinystudio Bucher & Emmenegger
Co-founded, together with Pascal Emmenegger, the digital agency Tinystudio in 2012, still taking on some projects from time to time up until today.
BSc Thesis @ UZH
GENEVIZ: A Visual Tool for the Construction and Blockchain-based Validation of SFC Packages. Paper (GECON 2019). GitHub Repo.
Imhotep, the Kosmos board game of the year 2016, was implemented as a multiplayer browser game together with five people at UZH. Here is a short Demo from a former recording.
Hack Zurich 2016/2017/2018
Participated three times in a row at Hack Zurich, one of Europe's largest hackathons, together with Michael Ziörjen and Pascal Emmenegger. We got into the top 25 teams in 2017 and had the chance to present our iOS prototype, PeakPass, in front of the whole crowd.