Stanislav Smatana

What do I bring to the table ?

Not only depth, but also breadth of experience. In addition to my main focus (AI, ML & Data Science), I also have programming experience in a number of programming languages and I am currently the head of data science at Anthology, a U.S. based multinational and provider of the largest global EdTech ecosystem. My leadership experience gives me advantage in situations where not only technical work is required, but also where cross-functional communication matters.

  • I have created and am leading Blackboard’s (now Anthology) first data science team consisting of data scientists and MLOps engineers.
  • Spearheading data science at Anthology gave me the opportunity to work with people from all organizational units of the company ranging from PM to Market Intelligence in an effort to establish a technological, legal and security environment for data science work.
  • I have broad technical experience in Machine Learning, Data Analysis and programming.

Technical Skills

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Job Experience

May 2021 - Now

Head of Data Science (current)
Senior Data Scientist (prior)
Anthology (former Blackboard)
Brno, Czech Republic

Jan. 2019 - May 2021

Bioinformatician (part-time)
Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute
Brno, Czech Republic

Sep. 2017 - May 2021

Lead Data Scientist - Bioinformatics
RECETOX, Masaryk University
Brno, Czech Republic


  • Slovak - native
  • English - fluent
  • German - in progress


Hobby tour guide - I have organized a historical Free Walking Tour in Brno, Czech Republic. Nowadays, I employ this skill whenever Anthology has guests from abroad.


  • 2015 - 2017 Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Master
  • 2014 - 2015 University of Eastern Finland - Joensuu, School of Computing, Erasmus
  • 2011 - 2014 Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Bachelor