Research Interests

Algorithmics, computer algebra, computational mathematics, computational physics, differential equations, graphics and animation, Hamiltonian systems, mathematical modeling, numerical simulations, scientific computing, symbolic-numeric methods, and visual computing.

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (summa sum laude), University of Bonn, 2014

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Bonn and B-IT, 2013

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science and Physics, University of Bonn, 2011

Professional Profile

  • Assistent Professor, Computer Science and Mathematics, KAUST, 2016

  • Visiting Assistent Professor Computer Science, Computer Science, Stanford University, 2014

  • Postdoc in Computing and Mathematical Sciences, California Institute of Technology, spring and summer 2014


  • ACM SIGSAM Award. (Distinguished Paper with Vladimir P. Gerdt and Dmitry A. Lyakhov)

  • AFCEA ​Academic Award

  • Distinguished Dissertation, University of Bonn (presented at German Informatics Society Dissertation Award Colloquium)

  • Elected Member of AGYA, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • Scholar, German National Merit Foundation

  • Scholar, Johannes Kepler Foundation

  • Scholar, Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication

  • Scholar, State of North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Procter & Gamble Faculty Award

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Visual Computing Center (VCC)
  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE)