About me

I am a postdoc with Tim Roughgarden in the computer science department of Stanford University. Before joining Stanford University I was a postdoc at Cornell University, where I worked with Éva Tardos. I obtained my PhD from EPFL. My PhD advisors were Monika Henzinger and Boi Faltings. I spent part of my PhD at Harvard University to work with David C. Parkes, and I did a summer internship with Radu Jurca at Google Zürich. I received my German Diplom (MSc equivalent) “with distinction” from Universität Karlsruhe (TH). During my undergraduate studies I attended the philosophy seminars of Peter Sloterdijk at HfG Karlsruhe.

I am funded by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). I am an alumnus of both the Swiss and the German National Academic Foundation. I have been awarded a best paper award at EC’12 and a best poster award at WWW’10.

In my research I focus on problems at the intersection of economics, mathematics, and computer science. I am particularly interested in in Algorithmic Game Theory and Algorithmic Mechanism Design.


[04.2014] I will serve as a PC member for the 10th AdAuctions Workshop to be held in conjunction with EC’14 in Palo Alto, CA.

[04.2014] I am happy to announce four new 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’14) papers – Check out the publications tab for details!

[10.2013] I will serve as a PC member for the 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’14) in Palo Alto, CA and the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS’14) in Paris, France.

[01.2013] I will serve as a PC member for the 14th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC’13) in Philadelphia, PA and the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’13) in Beijing, China. I will also serve as a PC member for the 9th Workshop on Ad Auctions (AdAuctions’13) in Philadelphia, PA.

[11.2012] I was granted a SNF Postdoctoral Fellowship for a postdoc with Éva Tardos at Cornell University and Tim Roughgarden at Stanford University.

[06.2012] I won a Best Paper Award at the 13th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC’12) for the paper Payment Rules through Discriminant-Based Classifiers co-authored with Felix Fischer, Pichayut Jirapinyo, John Lai, Ben Lubin, and David C. Parkes.