Curriculum vitae


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Academic Positions

2016– Research Scientist at the RICAM institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz (Austria).
2012–2015 Postdoc position at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia).
2006–2012 PhD and Postdoc positions at the RICAM institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz (Austria).

Academic Qualifications

2006–2011 PhD degree in mathematics.
RISC institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz.
PhD thesis: Minimal families of curves on surfaces.
1997–2004 MSc in computer science.
University of Amsterdam
MSc thesis: The Hyperelliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem.


list of publications


2020–2024 FWF–Project P33003, "Trajectories of motions".
2018 CGTA Best Paper Award for
"Kinematic generation of Darboux cyclides" by N. Lubbes and J. Schicho.
Unfortunately, I had to decline this awarded two-year fellowship in Buenos Aires (Argentinia).


2023S Überblick Mathematik I at JKU.
Undergraduate linear algebra (2 hours per week).
2021W Überblick Mathematik III at JKU.
Undergraduate analysis (1.3 hours per week).
2017–2022 Applied Mathematics I and II at FH-Wels.
Lecture: 5 ECTS, 7 semesters.
Skills practice: 2.5 ECTS, 9 semesters.
2011 Lecturer during a project week for advanced pre-university students at Kefermarkt in Austria.

Selection of Talks

2021 CGTA, Gozd Martuljek (Slovenia).
Talk: "Projective isomorphisms between rational surfaces".
2021 RACG, Braunschweig (Germany).
Invited talk: "The shapes of surfaces that contain many circles".
2018 Rigidity and Flexibility of Geometric Structures, Vienna (Austria).
Talk: "On an invariant of linkages".
2018 Curves and Surfaces, Arcachon (France).
Talk: "Webs of rational curves on surfaces".
2017 MEGA, Nice (France).
Talk: "Surfaces containing two circles through a general point in higher dimensions".
2017 CGTA, Pilsen (Czech Republic).
Talk: "Hexagonal webs of circles".
2014 ACA, New York (USA).
Invited talk: "Circles on surfaces".


2021 Organizer of the kinematics minisymposium at CGTA 2021.
2011 Main organizer of the last week of a three week research program called "Algebraic versus Analytic Geometry: minimal model program" at ESI, Vienna (Austria).


Computing C++, Java, Python, SQL, Sage, Mathematica, LaTeX.
Source code at GitHub
Programming experience in industry
Languages Dutch (native), English (fluent), German (proficient).