I’m an interdisciplinary mathematician focusing on the development of calibration and prediction methods for stochastic models. Application areas reach from systems biology to infectious disease dynamics. A current application is the participation in the influenza prediction challenge hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in which various research groups weekly submit predictions on the near future development of influenza like illness cases in various US regions.
I spent most of my graduate studies and my first postdoc in Heidelberg, Germany, but also went for research guest stays to Boston. As fun activities, I like playing volleyball and backpack traveling.