Academic Positions

2016 - now Postdoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Luis Amaral
2012 - 2016 PhD Student
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
Dynamical Systems & Social Dynamics
Advisor: Prof. Eduardo G. Altmann
2010 - 2011 Diploma Student
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
Finite Systems Division
Advisor: Prof. Jan-Michael Rost

Education

2012 - 2016 Ph.D. Physics
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
Thesis: "Universality and Variability in the statistics of data with fat-tailed distributions: the case of word frequencies in natural languages"
Grade: Summa cum laude
2005 - 2011 Diploma Physics (equivalent to B.S.+M.S)
Technical University Dresden, Germany
Thesis: "Dominant interaction Hamiltonians"
Grade: With Distinction
2009 Exchange semester at Physics Department of Lund University, Sweden
1997 - 2004 Secondary school Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Gymnasium, Dresden, Germany

Other

Journal Referee
publons
European Physics Journal B (EPJB)
EPL (Europhysics Letters)
Information Sciences
Journal of Language Evolution
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (JSTAT)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities
Nature Scientific Reports
New Journal of Physics
Physical Review E
Physics Letters A
PlosOne