Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor (Aalto University, 2017-present)
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow (Sorbonne University, 2018-2019)
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow (MIT, 2017-2018)
  • Aalto Science Fellow (Aalto University, 2014-2016)
  • Microsoft Research Fellow (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, 2014)
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, 2013)


  • PhD in mathematics (Freie Universität Berlin / Berlin Mathematical School, 2013)
  • Qualifying Exam in mathematics (Berlin Technische Universität / Berlin Mathematical School, 2009)
  • Bachelor of Science in mathematics (Tartu Ülikool, 2007)
  • Semester abroad (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005)
  • High School Diploma (Hugo Treffneri Gümnaasium, 2004)


  • Co-organizer of the Applied Algebra Session at Nordic Congress of Mathematicians (Aalto University, 2020)
  • Co-organizer of the Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Seminar (Aalto University, 2019-present)
  • Organizer of the Mathematics and Systems Analysis Colloquium (Aalto University 2019-2020)
  • Co-organizer of the Invited Session on Algebrac Statistics at CMStatistics (University of London, 2019)
  • Program committee member of MACIS 2019 (Gebze-Istanbul, 2019)
  • Organizer of the Minisymposium on Euclidean distance geometry and its applications at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebra and Geometry (University of Bern, 2019)
  • Co-organizer of the Special Session on Algebraic Statistics at the AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting (Northeastern University, 2018)
  • Co-organier of the Large Structures Mini-Workshop (Aalto University, 2017)
  • Co-organizer of the Summer School on Algebra, Statistics and Combinatorics (Aalto University, 2016)
  • Co-organizer of the Statistics Day Helsinki (Aalto University, 2016)
  • Co-organizer of the Large Structures Seminar (Aalto University, 2015-2017)
  • Co-ogranizer of the Learning Seminar "Holonomic D-cember" (University of California in Berkeley, 2014)
  • Co-organizer of the Special Session on Algebraic Statistics at the AMS Fall Western Sectional Meeting (San Francisco State University, 2014)
  • Co-organizer of the Postdoc Algebraic Geometry Seminar (Simons Institute in Berkeley, 2014)
  • Co-organizer of the Seminar Days "Algebraic Coalescent" (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, 2013-2014)
  • Co-organizer of the Student Seminar (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, 2013)

Supervision and Mentoring

  • Annachiara Korchmaros, postdoc 2019-present
  • Luca Sodomaco, postdoc 2019-present
  • Muhammad Ardiyansyah, PhD student 2019-present
  • Olga Kuznetsova, PhD student 2019-present
  • Huanhuan Chen, intern 2019
  • Aki Malinen, Bachelor's student 2017-present
  • Mateo Rendon, Master's student 2017-2018
  • Marc Härkönen, Master's student 2016-2017 (co-advised with Camilla Hollanti and Tomonari Sei, now PhD student at Georgia Tech)
  • Anton Mallasto, summer intern 2016 (co-advised with Lasse Leskelä, now PhD student at University of Copenhagen)
  • Daniel Lemke, summer intern 2015 (now working in Silicon Valley)
  • Chris Miller, summer intern 2014 (now PhD student at UC Berkeley)


  • Elected secretary of the SIAM activity group on algebraic geometry (2020-present)
  • Standing committe member of European Women in Mathematics (2018-present)
  • Deputy treasurer of European Women in Mathematics (2016-present)
  • Reviewed papers for algebra, discrete mathematics, mathematical biology and statistics journals (2013-present)
  • Reviewer for Akadeemike (journal for high-school students, 2015-2018)
  • Reviewer for zbMath (2013-2018)
  • Student representative at Berlin Mathematical School (2008-2009)
  • Student representative at Tartu Ülikool (2006-2007)
  • Member of the Estonian Mathematical Olympiad Jury (2005-2007)


  • Software developer (Bosch Rexroth, 2011-2012)
  • Credit analyst (Swedbank, 2006)