Curriculum Vitae

2020 –

Head of Research Group Geometric Data Analysis and Processing

2020 – 2022

Postdoctoral researcher in Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data at Freie Universität Berlin

2014 – 2020

Postdoctoral researcher in the Therapy Planning group at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)


Doctoral degree in mathematics (summa cum laude) from Freie Universität Berlin

2008 – 2014

Research associate in the Mathematical Geometry Processing group at Freie Universität Berlin


Diploma degree in media computer science (with distinction) from Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Science

2006 – 2008

Research assistant in the Mobile Game Lab at Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Science

2006 – 2007

Research internship at the Mixed Reality Laboratory, University of Nottingham

2004 – 2008

Studies in media computer science at Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Science


University admission from John-Brinckman-Gymnasium Güstrow


Special Mention @ ICLR Computational Geometry & Topology Challenge 2022

Our submission „Sasaki Metric and Applications in Geodesic Analysis“ received a Special Mention in the computational challenge on differential geometry and topology that happened within the ICLR 2022 workshop „Geometric and Topological Representation Learning“.

Best Paper Award @ ShapeMI MICCAI 2020

Our paper “Bi-invariant Two-Sample Tests in Lie Groups for Shape Analysis” received the best paper award at the workshop on Shape in Medical Imaging (ShapeMI), which is held in conjunction with the conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI 2020).

MICCAI Student Travel Award 2020

Our paper “Nonlinear Regression on Manifolds for Shape Analysis using Intrinsic Bézier Splines” received a student travel award rewarding the best (such as highest scoring) papers at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) first authored by early career researchers.

Best Paper Honorable Mention Award 2016

Our paper “Geometric Flows of Curves in Shape Space for Processing Motion of Deformable Objects” received an Honorable Mention at the Eurographics 2016 Best Paper Awards.

Tiburtius Honourable Mention Prize 2015

The Tiburtius prize is awarded by the State Conference of Rectors and Presidents of Berlin Universities (LKRP) for the best doctoral thesis of all academic disciplines of the three Berlin universities.


Given to alumni from the technical and natural scientific disciplines of the Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Science for their thesis and achievements in their field of study

DPG-Buchpreis 2004

Awarded by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e. V. (DPG) to high school students with outstanding performances in physics in their school leaving examination



Current Research Topics in Visual and Data-centric Computing Seminar (/w T. Conrad, D. Baum, S. Zachow) at Freie Universität Berlin


Geometric Deep Learning Seminar at Freie Universität Berlin


Geometric Statistics Seminar at Freie Universität Berlin


Geometric Data Analysis Seminar at Freie Universität Berlin


Geometry Processing Seminar (with A. Wawrzinek and K. Polthier) at Freie Universität Berlin


Teaching assistant for the Scientific Visualization course (E. Zhang) at Freie Universität Berlin


Lecturer at DAAD Intensive Course Symmetry in Science and Arts in Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia


Advisor in the “Research in Industrial Projects for Students” (RIPS) program by the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) and DFG Research Center MATHEON


Teaching assistant for the Media Engineering course (T. Teschke) at Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Science