News: I recently received the Marie Curie Fellowship for my project "Nonnegative Rank".
Research interests: applied and computational algebraic geometry, in particular algebraic statistics; connections to phylogenetics, optimization, polyhedral geometry and combinatorics.
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University. I am a member of the AScI thematic program "Challenges in Large Geometric Structures and Big Data".
In 2014-2016, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto Science Institute and associated with the Alexander Engström's group. In 2014, I spent a semester at the Simons Institute in Berkeley attending the program "Algorithms and Complexity in Algebraic Geometry". In 2013, I spent a semester at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn working with Bernd Sturmfels. I defended my PhD thesis "Algebraic and combinatorial aspects of group-based models" in May 2013 at Freie Universität Berlin. My supervisors were Christian Haase and Klaus Altmann. I was a member of Berlin Mathematical School.
I wrote a research vignette for the Simons Institute newsletter.