About Nicola Massarenti


I am a Machine Learning Engineer with experience in MLOps, solution architecture design, data engineering and software development. I am passionate about building products and MVPs that solve real-world problems.

I have experience in consulting companies as well as in product companies. I have delivered projects to customers in the edge AI, energy, fashion, banking and retail industries.

I have experience with Cloud-based development (GCP, AWS) as well as on-premises. I am a strong advocate of DevOps and MLOps practices.

Work Experience

Senior ML Engineer - SmartCow AI (03/2022 - 12/2022)

SmartCow AI is a start-up that operates in the edge AI industry, with offices in Malta, Italy, India, Singapore, Taiwan. I was working as a Senior Machine Learning Engineer, joining as the third employee of the italian branch and contributed to the headcount growth of the AI team in Italy.

In SmartCow, my responsibilties were:

  • Responsible for AI/ML architecture design and implementation on AWS and on premise
  • Mentored the italian team, promoted best practices and the development of internal tools
  • Involved in the development of tools for Omniverse (Nvidia Metaverse)
  • Contributed to the development of the MLOps pipeline
  • Involved in the technical interviews of new candidates

ML Engineer - Noovle (12/2020 - 03/2022)

Noovle is a consulting company recently acquired by T.I.M. (the major italian telecommunications company) as part of the strategic partnership with Google Cloud. I was working as a Machine Learning Engineer, being involved in the development of AI/ML solutions for customers as well as in the strategic research projects.

My responsibilties were:

  • Responsible for AI/ML architecture on GCP
  • R&D lead engineer: published 6 papers
  • Designed and lead the development of an unsupervised question answering engine based on a TypeDB graph database. I managed a team of 6 engineers (front-end, back-end, data scientist, devops).

Data scientist - Machine Learning Reply (04/2019 - 12/2020)

Machine Learning Reply is a consulting company part of the holding Reply. I was working as a Machine Learning Engineer, being involved in the development of solutions for customers.

My contributions were:

  • Responsible for developing machine learning solutions for customers on GCP
  • Delivered projects in the fields of computer vision, natural language processing and recommendation systems


Public Speaking

  • 04/2020 - How to hack a neural network? (Online event with ~50 people) - about adversarial attacks, white box attacks and black box attacks
  • 03/2020 - ODE neural networks (Online event with ~30 people) - about the ordinary differential equation neural networks
  • 07/2018 - TechCamp@Polimi (in presence with 20 students) - teaching assistant for the robotics course



  • Italian - Native
  • English - Fluent - IELTS: 7.0 - C1
  • French - Basic