I am a scientist with a background in complex systems on Facebook’s core data science team. I currently work on machine learning problems to tackle large quantities of textual data (topic modeling). I also work on spatial demographic questions for internet.org. For my PhD I studied the evolution of dispersal strategies at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. I expanded the work on spatial co-evolutionary systems as a postdoc at the New England Complex Systems Institute, where I also worked on spatial socio-economic systems, like ethnic violence. I received my diploma (equiv. to MSc) in applied systems analysis at the Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Osnabrueck, Germany.


Computational social science, machine learning, and large-scale data visualization