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Education and Academic Positions


From 2016
Assistant Professor for Computer Science
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
2010 - 2016
PhD in Computer Science, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Supervisor: Prof. Christoph Koch
2003 - 2010
French-German Double Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering
University of Stuttgart - Ecole Centrale de Nantes
Obtained with distinction - Ranked among top five students

Grants and Awards

2017
Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention
2017
Google Faculty Research Award in Database Management
2016
Publication selected as CACM Research Highlight
2015
Publication invited as ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight 2015
2015
Publication invited to "Best of VLDB 2015"
2015
Google European PhD Fellowship in structured data analysis
2015
EPFL IC Teaching Assistant Award
2014
USRA Grant for computation time on a quantum annealer (machine price: $15 million)
2010
First graduation prize of computer science forum Stuttgart
2008
Scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation
2007
Scholarship for academic excellence by the University of Stuttgart
2005
Scholarship for the TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) double degree program
2000
2nd prize at German national music competition "Jugend Musiziert"

Professional Experience

2014
Internship at Google Mountain View
2007
Internship at IBM (Extreme Blue Program)
2006
Software Development for Agricultural Ministry of Mali
2006
Internship at Alcatel, Paris

Teaching Experience

Spring 2017
Lecturer: Introduction to Database Systems
Fall 2016
Lecturer: Advanced Database Systems
Fall 2014
TA: Big Data
Spring 2014
TA: Introduction to Computer Science
Fall 2013
TA: Linear Algebra
Spring 2013
TA: Advanced Databases
Fall 2012
TA: C++ Programming
Spring 2012
TA: Artificial Intelligence
2009 - 2010
Teacher at Konzept AG

Languages

German
Native Speaker
English
Fluent
French
Fluent