Cyrill Martin

Publishing technologist with a strong systems thinking approach · Dedicated to interdisciplinary perspectives on information retrieval and knowledge transfer · Skilled in structuring content for humans and machines

Cyrill Martin


Experience

Co-Founder

unscrunch
Jun 2019 – Present

unscrunch is an interdisciplinary digital agency based in Basel. We are content specialists 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 bitemporal 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​)

Projects

Creator

kmapper
Nov 2017 – Nov 2018

Concept · Design​ ​· Development

kmapper was a personal project rooted in my interdisciplinary university degree and experience working at a scientific publishing house. The kmapper project has been moved to unscrun.ch. The prototype is currently running at kmapper.herokuapp.com.

Education

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

Digital

Programming
Querying
Web
Ruby · R · JavaScript / D3.js
SQL · XPath
HTML/CSS · Ruby on Rails · Jekyll

Languages

German
English
Native
Fluent

Publications

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

Interests

Interdisciplinarity · Skateboard culture · ​Big History · Asian food