Some bits about myself.

I am a Ph.D. candidate 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.


  1. 09.2016 – Present
    Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
    Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, United States.
  2. 10.2012 – 04.2016
    Master of Science in Bioinformatics
    Freie Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  3. 10.2009 – 12.2012
    Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics
    Freie Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Work Experience

  1. 06.2018 – 08.2018
    Research Intern
    Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, United States.
  2. 05.2015 – 05.2016
    Visiting Postgrad Research Fellow in Biomedical Informatics
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States.
  3. 10.2010 – 12.2015
    Research Assistant
    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin), Berlin, Germany.
  4. 08.2014 – 09.2014
    European Bioinformatics Institute (European Molecular Biology Laboratory), Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  5. 02.2014 – 04.2014
    Visiting Research Assistant
    Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (Kyōto University), Kyōto, Japan.
  6. 08.2013 - 02.2014
    Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories and Medipolis Proton Therapy and Research Center, Kagoshima, Japan.
  7. 05.2012 – 07.2012
    Visiting Research Assistant
    Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
  8. 02.2009 – 04.2009
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.

Awards & Honors

  1. 2018
    BioVis Best Poster Award
    Best poster award for "Feature-Centric Visual Exploration of Genome Interaction Maps" from the BioVis symposium at ISMB 2018 in Chicago.
  2. 2017
    ILW Award
    Best master thesis in computer science for life sciences from the German association for computer science (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.) and German association for medical informatics, biometry, and epidemiology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie e.V.).
  3. 2016
    Harvard University
    6-year PhD fellowship from Harvard University.
  4. 2015
    6-month scholarship from Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD).
  5. 2014
    20th Heinz Nixdorf Asia-Pacific Leadership Program
    10-month scholarship from the Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung.

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