Cyrill Martin

Data & Information Architect · Developer · Dedicated to interdisciplinary perspectives on information retrieval and knowledge transfer · Skilled in structuring content and data for humans and machines

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Cyrill Martin


Frontend Developer

Mar 2021 – Present

Developing a web application to generate live, interactive scientific plots and data visualizations

Data & Information Architect · Developer

kmapper GmbH
Jan 2021 – Present

Creating data & information architecture · Developing prototype and production web sites, web applications, and web services

Tool Coordinator and Developer

University of Basel
Feb 2020 – Dec 2020

Integrated individual technical and representational claims into the overall framework of NIE-INE (technical implementation) · Developed frontend modules for individual scientific edition projects · Developed backend microservices for the NIE-INE infrastructure · Developed import scripts for the migration of the original project data to the NIE-INE infrastructure · Mediated needs between scientific edition projects and software architecture


Jun 2019 – Mar 2020

unscrunch was an interdisciplinary digital agency based in Basel with a strong focus on structured data, relevant content, digital transformation, and innovative online solutions

Strategic Competence Lead

Karger Publishers
Aug 2018 – May 2019

Developed Karger’s strategic competences in advanced technologies · Established knowledge transfer of complex solutions · Data enrichment using machine learning and/or external data · Assessed internal opportunities as well as external partners regarding data science, artificial intelligence, and blockchain

Head of Marketing Online & Databases

Karger Publishers
Oct 2015 – Jul 2018

Improved production and distribution workflows for bibliographic, content, and metadata standards · Managed a team of four staff members, recruited three positions · Enhanced data quality and integrity using external data sources · Established GDPR compliance of direct marketing data

eContent & ePartner

Karger Publishers
Feb 2013 – Sep 2015

Led workflow and data conversion from Karger's own SGML standard to the Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) XML · Streamlined development and maintenance of all content and metadata standards as well as data distributions

Scientific Proofreader

Karger Publishers
Feb 2012 – Jan 2013

Arranged scientific articles to ensure readability, correctness, and consistency of content (text, figures, tables), grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Project Associate

Symac AG
Mar 2010 – Feb 2012

Conducted requirements engineering and project documentation for bi-temporal database application · Initiated graphical user interface (GUI) prototypes · Organized automated GUI tests · Developed and performed usability tests and training sessions with end users

Scientific Associate

University of Basel
Apr 2009 – Sep 2009

Planned field work for soil sciences part in interdisciplinary SNF project · Wrote paper based on Master's thesis results (10.1016/j.baae.2010.04.006​)


Search Prototype


Evaluation of open data sources · Development of an early stage prototype search considering results from evaluated sources

Python · Flask

Tool Coordinator & Developer, University of Basel

Development of a website and an according file-based workflow in order to share humanities ontologies in human- and machine-readable formats

Jekyll · HTML/CSS/JavaScript · Python · XSLT · Docker

Machine Reasoning Microservice

Tool Coordinator & Developer, University of Basel

Development of a machine reasoning microservice in order to conduct reasoning sessions in inseri · Development of a machine reasoning frontend app to start reasoning sessions in inseri

Python · Flask · Docker · Angular

Python Microservice

University of Basel

Development of a microservice for server-side execution of user-provided Python scripts

Python · Flask · Docker

Interactive Visualization Apps for inseri

Tool Coordinator & Developer, University of Basel

inseri Pie Chart App: Code | Doc
inseri Bar Chart App: Code | Doc
inseri Stacked Bar Chart App: Code | Doc
inseri Grouped Bar Chart App: Code | Doc

Angular · D3.js

Own project

Concept · Design · Development

Ruby · Ruby on Rails · HTML/CSS/JavaScript · D3.js · PostgreSQL

Article Classification

Strategic Competence Lead, Karger Publishers

Development of a support vector machine model in order to assign JATS article types to some 400'000 scientific articles · Generation of training, validation, and test data using open PubMed metadata

Ruby · R · Microsoft SQL Server


University of Basel

Master of Arts and Science in Sustainable Development
Oct 2006 – Jan 2009

University of Basel

Bachelor of Science in Geosciences
Oct 2003 – Sep 2006


Python · JavaScript · Ruby · XSLT
SQL · XPath
HTML · CSS · Flask · Vue.js · Jekyll · Ruby on Rails


Basic knowledge


Martin, C., Pohl, M., Alewell, C., Körner, C., & Rixen, C. (2010). Interrill erosion at disturbed alpine sites: Effects of plant functional diversity and vegetation cover. Basic and Applied Ecology, 11(7), 619–626. doi:​ 10.1016/j.baae.2010.04.006


Interdisciplinarity · Skateboard culture · ​Big History · Asian food