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Sven Hollowell

Sven Hollowell

Sven Hollowell

BSc, MSc


Software Engineer

Sven is a software engineer working on FoodDB, a research database of food products around the world, scraped weekly from online shopping websites. He is also the lead engineer of BetterBasket, a browser-extension that augments online shopping with an interactive data-layer, providing better nutritional and environmental information about foods as you browse.  

Previously Sven worked on large scale analysis of health datasets, designing machine-learning algorithms for classifying wearable motion-sensor data collected by the UK BioBank study - objectively measuring physical activity in over 100,000 individuals. 

Sven has a MSc in Machine Learning, Data Mining and High Performance Computing from the University of Bristol, and a BSc in Physics from the University of Bath.