I am intrigued by machine learning, algorithm design, and software development.
I am pursuing a PhD degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Cambridge. My supervisor is Oliver Stegle and my co-supervisor Zoubin Ghahramani. I develop machine learning models for biological sequence analysis. Specifically, my focus are deep neural networks for integrating single-cell methylation and gene expression data.
Before, I studied Bioinformatics at the Technical University Munich (TUM), and the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich. My Master’s thesis was supervised by Fabian Theis at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Munich, which was about supervised machine learning for predicting the risk of type 1 diabetes from high-throughput data. My Bachelor’s thesis was supervised by Johannes Soeding at the Gene Center Munich, which was about conditional random fields for improving protein sequence searching.
During my undergraduate studies, I worked as a research assistant in the Soeding group for computational biology. I maintained the Bioinformatics Toolkit, implemented HHfuncs for predicting functional sites in proteins, and extended CS-BLAST by a new model for predicting protein mutation probabilities.