I am a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University (on leave). In 2017-2018, I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at MIT LIDS and IDSS hosted by Caroline Uhler, and in 2018-2019, I will be a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Sorbonne Université PolSys Team hosted by Mohab Safey El Din.
In 2014-2016, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto Science Institute. 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 mentored by 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.
My research interests are in applied algebraic geometry, and in particular in algebraic statistics. I am also interested in connections to phylogenetics, optimization, polyhedral geometry and combinatorics.
I wrote a research vignette for the Simons Institute newsletter.