After aquiring my PhD in 2015 at the Theory Group (RWTH Aachen University), I now work as a postdoc at the Theory in Practice Group (NCSU). Apart from research, I dabble in webdesign, graphics and game programming. Also, I like to draw comics.

My main interests are in parameterized complexity and graph theory. Currently I try to reconsile network theory and structural sparsity in order to bring efficient algorithms into applciation. Consequently I torture myself with random graph models and data analysis.

I really enjoy visualizing the concepts that crop up in our work. The following pictures are a selection of my favorites, feel free to use them however you see fit (with attribution, please).

The font used in these pictures is the great Alegreya which is available via google fonts.The authors of the excellent book Parameterized Algorithms asked me to illustrate it, which is why the book now contains drawings of a Platypus, a Squirrel, a Woodpecker, a Lemming and a Lokshtanov.

The following is a list of slides from past presentations. Feel free to contact me if you feel that something is missing.

- My talk on Structural sparsity and complex networks at SIAM DM 2016 (for the mathematics community) and its counterpart held SIAM NS 2016 (for the netsci community)
- An undergraduate talk about Ramsey Theory for the SUM Series at NCSU
- The slides of my defense
- My talk on Structural sparsity in the real world at the ABC-Workshop 2015 in Aachen
- My talk on Structural sparsity in the real world at the Bergen algorithms seminar
- My joint talk with Fernando about Fun with Parameterized Complexity for the NCSU Theory Seminar
- My guest talk on Structural sparseness of complex networks at the Finse Winter School 2014.
- My talk on treedepth and graphs of bounded expansion at the Bergen algorithms seminar
- My talk on kernels in sparse graph classes via structural parameters at the Dagstuhl Seminar 'Bidimensional Structures: Algorithms, Combinatorics and Logic'
- My talk on kernels in sparse graph classes via structural parameters at TACO Day 2013 in Utrecht
- A talk on possible directions for kernels in sparse graphs for a working seminar in fall 2012 at Masaryk University, Brno
- My talk on linear kernels on graphs excluding a topological minor at TACO Day 2012 in Maastricht (I held the same talk at APEX 2012)
- The single slide of my One Minute Madness presentation at Tag der Informatik 2011
- Parameterized Reoptimization at the Young Researcher's Forum in Brno 2009

All publications prior to 2012 were during my undergraduate times.