Short CV/Education and training

Academic positions

  • 2002
    Researcher, University of Basel

  • 2002 – 2003
    Postdoctoral Assistant, ETH Zurich

  • 2003 – 2005
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, San Diego, USA

  • 2005 – 2007
    Research Associate, Department of Mathematics, University of Leicester, UK

  • 2007 – 2011
    Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich (fellowship by SNSF, the Swiss National Science Foundation)

  • Since 2011
    Full Professor at Karl Franzens Universitaet Graz, Austria. On leave 10/2019-9/2023.

  • Since 10/2018 Professor at the University of Leeds, UK.


Selected publications

Selected projects

  • SNF Professor (2007-2011). Host institution: ETH Zurich

  • Marie Curie IEF (with fellow Dr. D. Bogdanic), 2011-2013

  • Surface algebras (2012-2015), FWF

  • Symmetric groups and geometric representation theory (2013-2016), FWF

  • Mathematics and Arts: Towards a balance between artistic intuition and mathematical complexity (2014-2017), University of Graz

  • Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship, 2018-2023

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Senate, University of Graz

  • Hiring committees

  • Member of the DK Discrete Mathematics (TU Graz, University of Graz, University of Leoben) (2014-2018)

  • Panel member on research councils

  • Scientific Committee of CIRM (Luminy, France)


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