About me

Research Interests

Statistical + population genetics
I am interested in leveraging powerful statistical techniques and large, modern genomic data sets to understand how evolutionary forces act on genomes on population scales, as well as to gain insights into the evolutionary history of humans and other species.

Graphs & Networks
Networks, incl. temporal networks, spatially-embedded networks
Dynamical systems on networks, such as epidemic models


  Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Statistical and Population Genetics, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, UK.
2019 – 2021

Supervisor: Prof. Simon Myers (Oxford), Dr Garrett Hellenthal (UCL)
Funders: Wellcome Trust, EPSRC Doctoral Prize
  DPhil, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, UK.
2016 – 2019
(Doctoral Training Centre in Systems Biology, 2015 – present)

Topic: Estimating genome-wide genealogies for thousands of samples
Supervisor: Prof. Simon Myers.
  Master in Mathematical Informatics, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2013 – 2015

Thesis: Mathematical Analysis of Random Walks and Community Detection in Temporal Networks
Supervisor: Prof. Kazuyuki Aihara.
  Research Assistant at the National Institute of Informatics, Japan
2014 – 2015

JST, ERATO, Kawarabayashi Large Graph Project Complex Network and Map Graph Group


BSc in Mathematics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
2010 – 2013

Thesis: Asynchronous Rumour Spreading on the Complete Graph and Random Graphs
Supervisor: Prof. Konstantinos Panagiotou


  • 2019 – 2020: Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Mathematics (Statistics), teaching first & second year Maths undergrads in
    – Prelims and Part A Probability
    – Prelims and Part A Statistics
    – Graph Theory option.
    St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
  • 2017 – 2019: Tutor & TA for Stochastic Models in Mathematical Genetics.
    Department of Statistics, University of Oxford.
  • 2017 – 2018: Demonstrator for Introduction to Programming.
    Doctoral Training Centre, University of Oxford.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Scholarship (10/2015 – 09/2019)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship for graduate students (04/2014 – 09/2015)
Germany Scholarship (04/2011 – 03/2012)