address: Universitätsstrasse 6, 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 hard optimization problems. Some topics I have worked on are:
Asymptotic error analysis of sum-of-squares hierarchies.
Extensions of the Lovász theta-number to (geometric) 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