Job opening

One PhD position is currently available. The application deadline is Friday, January 25, 2019.

About me

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at TU Berlin in the research group 'Combinatorial optimization and graph algorithms' of Martin Skutella. Before moving to Berlin, I spent 4 months at Georgia Tech in Atlanta in the research group of Tom Trotter, supported by a fellowship of the Swiss National Science foundation, and before that 6 months at ETH Zurich in the 'Theory of combinatorial algorithms group' of Emo Welzl. Between 2012 and 2014 I worked as a software engineer at Supercomputing Systems Zurich. In 2011 I completed my PhD at ETH Zurich in the research group 'Combinatorial structures and algorithms' of Angelika Steger.

Research interests

My research interests are in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in their applications to real-world problems. Specifically, I am interested in the following subjects:

Selected papers

Student projects

Please contact me () if you are an excellent student and interested in writing your bachelor or master thesis about one of the topics below:


I already had the pleasure of working with the following researchers and students:
Gustavo Alonso, Michael Belfrage, Aaron Bernstein, Herman Z. Q. Chen, Yann Disser, Karl Däubel (2), Stefan Felsner, Martina Furrer, Petr Gregor (3), Dan Hefetz, Sven Jäger (2), Sergey Kitaev, Linda Kleist, Max Klimm, Fabian Kuhn, Jerri Nummenpalo (6), Ueli Peter, Thomas Rast, Justus Schwartz, Leon Sering, Reto Spöhel (6), Joe Sawada, Manfred Scheucher (2), Frieder Smolny, Christoph Standke, Patrick Stuedi, Pascal Su, Brian Y. Sun, Henning Thomas, Bartosz Walczak (2), Franziska Weber, Veit Wiechert (2), Kaja Wille