I am a senior researcher pursueing theoretical and applied research in the field of data mining, complex systems and computer science.
In my theoretical line of research, I combine methods from network theory, statistical data analysis, mathematics, and theoretical physics to model and analyze data from all kinds of complex systems, such as social or biological systems, provided that they can be studied from a network perspective. In a complementary applied lines of research, I apply these theoretical methods in order to better understand and design socio-technical systems found in collaborative software engineering processes or information systems, as well as distributed technical systems like computer networks or Peer-to-Peer systems.
I have a background in computer science and mathematics and my approach can best be described as interdisciplinary, combining perspectives from computer science, statistics, network science, and statistical physics. My work experience covers research in social and information networks, distributed systems and computer networks, P2P systems, distributed virtual reality and collaborative software engineering. From my involvement in the design and implementation of the Peer-to-Peer Event Monitoring System of the ATLAS detector at CERN, I also have practical experience in software engineering, as well as in the design of large-scale, real-time data processing systems.
Since 2011, I enjoy researching and teaching at ETH Zürich at the Chair of Systems Design, headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schweitzer. Since October 2014, I am also a Juniorfellow of the German Informatics Society (GI e.V.).
On this private webpage, you will primarily find information about my academic activities. Being a passionate amateur photographer and astrophotographer in my (sparse) free time, you will also find some of my photographic works in my gallery.