address: Andreasstrasse 5, 8092 Zürich
From November 2022, I am a postdoc in the group of David Steurer at ETH Zürich.
Previously, I was a PhD student at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the research group Networks & Optimization, under the supervision of
Monique Laurent. I defended my thesis cum laude at Tilburg University on 30 September 2022.
My main interest is in polynomial optimization and semidefinite programming approaches to problems in optimization, discrete geometry, combinatorics, statistics and data science. Some topics I have worked on are:
Asymptotic error analysis of sum-of-squares hierarchies.
Extensions of the Lovász theta-number to hypergraphs.
Applications of reproducing (Christoffel-Darboux) kernels to topological data analysis.
Publications and preprints
Education and theses
PhD Mathematics (cum laude) at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam and Tilburg University (2018-2022)
Thesis: Asymptotic Analysis of Semidefinite Bounds for Polynomial Optimization and Independent Sets in Geometric Hypergraphs
promotors: prof. dr. Monique Laurent and prof. dr. Etienne de Klerk.
Msc. Mathematics at the University of Bonn (2016-2018)
Thesis: Global Gate Sizing and Buffering, under the supervision of prof. dr. Stephan Held
Bsc. Mathematics and Bsc. Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam (2013-2016)
Thesis: Ultrametric Simplices, under the supervision of dr. Jan Brandts and dr. Leen Torenvliet