**News: **I recently received a Marie Curie Fellowship for the project "Nonnegative Rank".

There will be one PhD position and one postdoc position (1 year) in Applied Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Statistics at Aalto University starting in Fall 2018 or later. Please contact me if you are interested or if you have any questions about the positions.

**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.

I am attending a nine-course introduction to data science on Coursera. My work for these courses is available at https://github.com/kaiekubjas and http://rpubs.com/kaiekubjas.