I am currently Interim Professor of Computational Statistics at RWTH Aachen University for the winter semester 2023/24. Additionally, I have been a PostDoc in the group Statistical Methods in Epidemiology of Prof. Andreas Mayr at IMBIE, University of Bonn, Germany (on leave of absence since October 2023). See also my CV.
Since 2024, I have been an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics).
As a statistician with a mathematical background, I work at the intersection of Statistics, Computing and Biomedical Applications. My research particularly focuses on Statistical Learning and Regression Modelling for high-dimensional and complex biomedical data.
High-dimensional Statistics: Variable selection; Regularization; Bayesian methods
Computational Methods: Stochastic search; Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC); Boosting
Biomedical Applications: Polygenic risk scores in genetic epidemiology; COVID-19 modelling; Various applications in perinatal epidemiology, oncology, anesthesia, psychiatry and neuropsychology
For information on current courses see Teaching.