I am a Machine Learning PhD student at Oxford University. I am part of the Applied AI lab (A2I) and supervised by Professor Ingmar Posner. I recently undertook a research sabbatical at the BCAI, collaborating with the University of Amsterdam.

My research topic is learning invariant representations. Simply put: whereas most of deep learning is concerned with finding the important information in an input, I focus on ignoring harmful or irrelevant parts of information. This can be important to counteract biases or to better leverage structure in the data.

I am originally from Southern Germany. Before switching to Machine Learning for my PhD, I studied physics at the Universities of Erlangen, Heidelberg, and Imperial College London. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, tennis, playing the guitar, and the occasional carpentry project.