Researcher in Applied Mathematics

Unversita di Pisa, Dipartimento di Matematica
Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 5
56127 Pisa, Italy
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I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the probability group at University of Pisa, Italy. Before coming to Pisa, I worked in the ERC group "Elliptic Partial Differential Equations and Symmetry of Interfaces and Layers for Odd Nonlinearities" at WIAS Berlin. I got my Ph.D. from University of Bonn, where my research was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research via a Klaus Murmann graduate fellowship, and by the Bonn International Graduate School for Mathematics.

Research Outline

My research deals with phenomena arising in physics and image processing. To solve the questions arising there, I use tools from applied analysis, partial differential equations and probability theory. My goal is to capture the qualitative and quantitative behavior of solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations, which can be perturbed by noise. For more details, please see my Research page.

You can find my preprints on the servers of Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory at Pisa and

Apart from Maths...

I am a volunteer at Studies Without Borders, where I take care on our scholarship programme for students from the Northern Caucasus Region. Our scholarship programme has won the 2011's Rector's award for extraordinary achievement of a student organization. Read my reportage on Chechnya here.

Studies Without Borders is currently looking for voluntary translators from Russian to English or German. Please contact me if you are interested!

I occasionally talk at Science Slams. If there are enough happy eaters around, I might also bake a traditional German cake from the recipe book of my grandma.


On the right are some events I organized. For more details and recent talks or conferences I attended, see Activities

March 7-19, 2016

Co-organizer of the DAAD Spring School Combinatorial Stochastic Processes in Hanoi, Vietnam. Conducted tutorial sessions

July 27-August 7, 2015

Co-organized the summer school and workshop Stochastic Analysis and Applications Mongolia 2015

June 2015

Just came back from a Study Group at a German manufacturing company. Our team used simulated annealing to find a more efficient distribution of individual components in the company's warehouse. We predict a 15-20 percent reduction in picking times. The company will implement our proposed distribution in the forthcoming months and we will hopefully know more on the experimental results in 6-8 months.