Jesus is a machine learning engineer at Planet, a SF-based company that has deployed hundreds of imaging satellites in space to capture nearly the entire Earth’s landmass every day. This unprecedented data feed enables countless applications to detect, quantify and understand how our world is changing. To this end, Jesus has been working on designing and scaling various machine learning operations, such as feature and land type classification, content-based retrieval and indexing, cloud opacity mapping and time series analysis to detect deforestation. Before Planet, Jesus was a data scientist in the fintech industry. He worked mostly on digital platforms for small businesses, building pipelines for fraud detection in payments and account opening. Prior to that, he earned PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Florida, where he worked on various areas of observational cosmology and galaxy evolution.