I am an educator and research mathematician with a specialization in data science, including data analytics, search, visualization, storage, and administration.

This website contains some information about research I worked on in the field of computational and applied topology. You can also find links to some materials I created while teaching at UC Davis and Hunter College.

For my dissertation, I built triangulated high-dimensional objects (simplicial complexes) that have interesting properties and then used them as test objects to improve heuristic algorithms in topological software.

I was an Arthur J. Krener Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Davis from 2015-2017. I have a PhD (technically a Dr.rer.nat) from TU Berlin. My doctoral studies were supported by the Berlin Mathematical School. My doctoral supervisors were Frank Lutz and John Sullivan. Konstantin Mischaikow was also on my dissertation committee. I have been advised by Michael JoswigGünter ZieglerBruno Benedetti, and Carsten Lange.

I also worked as the Education Program Lead on the Customer Success team at Chronosphere and an Education Architect on the Certification & Training team at Elastic! I built technical customer education courseware for both live instruction and self paced eLearning and certification programs.


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