Researcher in Applied Mathematics
nonlinear PDEs, SPDEs, calculus of variations,
remote sensing, machine Learning
computational social sciences, digital humanities
ethics of technology
I am a university researcher, a member of the Global Young Academy and a European citizen by conviction. Born and raised in Germany, mathematics brought me to live in and work in 7 countries in Europe, notably at the Faculty of Engineering of Lund University, the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Sheffield, and at Chebychev Laboratory of St. Petersburg State University as postdoc of Stanislav Smirnov.
My scientific education is strongly connected to Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and University of Pisa. I am still working closely with their Stochastic Analysis group. I also have a degree in Protestant Theology, with a focus on ethics of technology. Together with Jan Heilmann, I work on leveraging Machine Learning techniques for the benefit of scholars working with Greek Manuscripts.
Maths 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 in Pisa and arxiv.org
My work is also linked on my publications page, where also supplementary data to some papers is available.
Apart from Maths...
...I do care a great deal about equal opportunities in academia. What I mean with this and why it is not (only) about women in maths you can read on my Unconscious bias 101 page.
I am passionate about maths communication and occasionally talk at Science Slams. I highly recommend the IMAGINARY project as an excellent platform for mathematics communication and visualisation.
I volunteered for many years at Studies Without Borders, among other duties coordinating their scholarship programme for students from the Northern Caucasus Region. The programme has won the 2011's Rector's award for extraordinary achievement of a student organization. Read my reportage on Chechnya here.
Updates and Activities
On the right are some (infrequent) updates about my activities, both in maths and elsewhere. More can be found on my research page. For more details and recent talks or conferences I attended, see Activities
Currently this homepages is only sporadically updated. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in my latest results.
Looking for my preprints?
Check out the research updates on my Research page. Below are some selected updates on my general activities.
FORMAS, the Swedish governmental research council for sustainable development, has approved our 3 year research project "Learning to recognise local sustainable development from space". Looking forward to the collaboration with Ola Hall, Markus Grillitsch and Alexandros Sopasakis!
Filip Bar has started his position as postdoctoral researcher in my group. Welcome, Filip!
Prof. Nadia Ansini has been awarded a Lise Meitner visiting professorship from LTH and will visit my group several times in the next years.
My project "Stochastic Models of Turbulence" is funded by the Crafoord foundation.
My project "Mathematical Models for Material Science" was accepted for funding.
My article Limit theorems and fluctuations for point vortices of generalized Euler equations, with Marco Romito, arxiv preprint was accepted for publication in Journal of Statistical Physics..
Moving between countries during a pandemic is exhausting. Nevertheless, I am proud to join Lund University as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics.
Best of luck to our Sheffield Team at the International Mathematics Competition for University Students! I'll see you all on Hangouts for your first 4 hour problem solving session this Sunday.