I am a Professor for Machine Learning for Complex Networks at the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science of Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. I am further SNSF Professor in the Department of Informatics at University of Zurich, where I head the Data Analytics Group (DAG).
My research addresses open questions at the intersection between machine learning, network science, graph mining, and computational social science. A summary of my foundational works on higher-order graph analytics for time series data was recently published in Nature Physics.
In 2014 I was awarded a Juniorfellowship from the German Informatics Society. In 2018 I was awarded an SNSF Professorship with a volume of CHF 1.5 Mio from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Since 2021 I hold the Chair of Computer Science XV - Machine Learning for Complex Networks at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.
I am founding co-chair of the Computational Social Science Section of the German Informatics Society (GI e.V.) and associate editor of EPJ Data Science. I am also member of the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS)
Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (CAIDAS)
Full Professor (W3) for Machine Learning for Complex Networks, since 2021