PhD in physics
University of Heidelberg, Germany (Feb 2006)
MSc in physics:
Technical University Berlin, Germany (June 2002)
BSc in physics:
University of Manchester UMIST, UK (July 2000)
IDSIA, Lugano Switzerland (Aug 2008 -- present)
My research aims at advancing theory and applications of recurrent neural networks. I am interested in various aspects of recurrent networks, including machine learning techniques for sequential data, the theory of complex nonlinear dynamical systems, and general models of computation.
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (July 2006 -- July 2008)
I have been working on mathematical optimization problems that arise in treatment planning for cancer radiation therapy. I specialized on the application of robust and stochastic programming methods to mitigate the adverse effects of unavoidable errors in treatment execution and plannung.
German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany (Nov 2002 -- June 2006)
As a PhD student, I have been working on methods to account for organ motion in treatment planning for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). The problem of organ motion arises e.g. for lung tumors that move due to respiration, or prostate carcinoma that move due to variations in rectum and bladder filling.
Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Apr 2001 -- May 2002)
As a Master student, I have been working in the field of nonlinear dynamics, spontaneous pattern formation and spatio-temporal chaos. I analysed spatio-temporal chaos in reaction-diffusion systems and investigated chaos control methods through time-delayed feedback.