Some bits about myself.

I am a Ph.D. student in computer science at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Hanspeter Pfister's Visual Computing Group.

Prior to my Ph.D. I was a visiting postgrad research fellow in Peter J. Park's and Nils Gehlenborg's labs in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School for one year. I received my Bachelor and Master degree in bioinformatics from the Free University of Berlin.

From 2010 to 2015, I was a research assistant in Andreas Kurtz's knowledge management and stem cell group at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies at Charité - University Hospital Berlin. I have been the main web developer behind CellFinder and Semantic Body Browser and front-end engineer at hPSCreg.

I am deeply interested in understanding fundamental cellular processes and characteristics, especially cell fate and identity. I am seeking to make sense of the vast amount of diverse sequencing data combining the best from computational biology, computer science and data visualization to build intuitive and user-friendly applications that remove bottlenecks in biomedical research and aid clinical translation. I greatly enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams, evaluating different points of view to bridge gaps and think outside the box. Having lived and worked in South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States convinced me to never stop learning and seeking for more.

Curriculum Vitae

  1. 09.2016 – 05.2022
    Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
    Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, United States.
  2. 05.2015 – 05.2016
    Visiting Postgrad Research Fellow in Biomedical Informatics
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States.
  3. 10.2012 – 04.2016
    Master of Science in Bioinformatics
    Freie Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  4. 10.2010 – 12.2015
    Research Assistant
    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin), Berlin, Germany.
  5. 08.2014 – 09.2014
    Trainee
    European Bioinformatics Institute (European Molecular Biology Laboratory), Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  6. 02.2014 – 04.2014
    Visiting Research Assistant
    Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (Kyōto University), Kyōto, Japan.
  7. 08.2013 - 02.2014
    Intern
    Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories and Medipolis Proton Therapy and Research Center, Kagoshima, Japan.
  8. 10.2009 – 12.2012
    Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics
    Freie Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  9. 05.2012 – 07.2012
    Visiting Research Assistant
    Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
  10. 02.2009 – 04.2012
    Intern
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.

Awards & Honors

  1. 2016
    Harvard University
    6-year fellowship from Harvard University.
  2. 2015
    DAAD PROMOS
    6-month scholarship from the Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD).
  3. 2014
    20th Heinz Nixdorf Asia-Pacific Leadership Program
    10-month scholarship from the Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung.