Curriculum vitæ


Ph.D. in Physics University of Heidelberg 2010
Diplom/M.S. in Physics University of Heidelberg 2006


Assistant Professor Princeton University from 2019
Professional Specialist Princeton University 2018 – 2019
Associate Professional Specialist Princeton University 2015 – 2018
CCAPP Postdoctoral Fellow The Ohio State University 2011 – 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Heidelberg 2010
Research Assistant University of Heidelberg 2006 – 2010
Software Developer Certon Systems, Heidelberg 2006
Summer Student DESY, Hamburg 2004
Research Intern MPIK, Heidelberg 2003

Professional experience

  • Author of currently 211 papers in major peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. For citations statistics, see ADS or Google Scholar.
  • P-I or lead investigator of
    • joint pixel-level image analysis algorithms for LSST, WFIRST, and Euclid
    • feedback loops to optimize the target selection for PFS
    • first lensing analysis of the Dark Energy Survey, resulting in the first publication on DES data
  • Builder of the Dark Energy Survey
  • Member of the Roman Science Interest Group
  • Developer of open-source software packages for data analysis
  • Speaker at international conferences, workshops, and outreach events (full list)
  • Organizer of the international cluster-lensing workshop “Becoming a One-percenter”, two weak-lensing workshops for the DES collaboration, and the Heidelberg Astronomers’ Convention in 2008 and 2009
  • Referee for A&A, ApJ, JATIS, MNRAS, Nature Astronomy, NeurIPS/ML4PS, and PNAS
  • Panelist for NASA and Taiwan’s CFHT Time Allocation Committee