Curriculum vitae

Currently, I am a Research Associate in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge and a Rokos Postdoctoral Research Associate at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Publications, talks, and achievements

For lists of my publications and talks, please visit the dedicated pages: Publications and Meetings, respectively. In 2020, I was awarded a SIAM Student Paper Prize for the journal publication [L. 2020; SIAM/ASA J. Uncertain. Quantif. 8(1), p. 451–482] by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA.

Education and previous positions

In December 2019 I earned a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from Technical University of Munich (TUM), where I had been a student of Elisabeth Ullmann since September 2016. The title of my thesis is “Exploring and exploiting hierarchies in Bayesian inverse problems”. During my PhD I was part of the project 10.02/BAYES within the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE). Moreover, I was able to collaborate with the groups of Fabio Nobile and Daniel Kressner at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where I stayed for three months in 2018.

Before moving to Munich as a PhD student, I studied Mathematics and Scientific Computing at University of Trier, Germany, and University of Warwick, UK. During my B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies, I was a scholar of Konrad Adenauer Foundation, St. Augustin, Germany. I obtained my Abitur (German high school diploma, matriculation examination) from Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium, Saarbrücken, Germany.

A map of the stages mentioned above:

Personal life

In my personal life I am passionate about music and arts: I have been playing in various rock, pop, and jazz bands since the age of 14-15. For a couple of years now, I have also been painting (aquarelle) and printing (linocuts). Here, I show a linocut of mine called Downstairs to the Moon (2017):


Other than producing media, I also enjoy it passively: art museums, concerts, plays, operas, books, films, and also video games.

Another passion of mine is science communication; so far mostly in German, though: