I am a data scientist with a physics Ph.D. background at the Washington, D.C. office of The Knot Worldwide, the company that runs WeddingWire and The Knot, the most popular brands for online wedding planning in the United States. I perform data analysis and develop machine learning models in close collaboration with software developers, product managers, and other key stakeholders.
Technologies I use most frequently include python (particularly pandas and scikit-learn), R (dplyr), SQL, and git.
I have a background in experimental physics. I hold a Ph.D. from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and worked as a postdoc at the University of Heidelberg and the University of California, Berkeley. My research at Berkeley was aimed at developing graphene-based nanostructures for the use as components in future electronic devices.
I am located in the Washington, D.C. area. In my spare time I enjoy running and homebrewing.
On this website, I’m showcasing some of the data science side projects I’ve worked on in the past.
- I developed a script to analyze and visualize GPS data of runs. Find out more here…
- I participated in a workshop by Berkeley’s Graduate Data Science Organization. See the corresponding blog post…
- I have written comprehensive data analysis scripts to automatically evaluate multidimensional experimental data sets. Find out more here…
My research is in the field of surface science which lies at the interface of physics and chemistry. I am particularly interested in chemical reactions of organic molecules which reside on surfaces. For example, I use on-surface synthesis to link up molecular building blocks to form nanostructures that have potential applications in electronic devices such as transistors or solar cells. Find out more about my research here…
- I have published 24 peer-reviewed articles which have been cited over 600 times.
- For my research at Berkeley, I was awarded a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship by the German National Academy of Sciences.
- As an expert referee, I have reviewed manuscripts for 10 renowned journals and the European Research Council.
- I presented my work at 18 international research conferences.
- I supervised 7 graduate students and 5 undergraduate students.