BewerbungsphotoI am currently pursuing my PhD at the Center for applied GIS (CAGIS) which is embedded within the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). I focus on methods to understand spatiotemporal phenomena and the patterns they produce in our landscape. The advent of big data, together with ever increasing processing capabilities, create a potential for advancing our discipline that hasn’t been exploited yet. More specifically, I’m interested in spatiotemporal domain decomposition for high-performance computing, geovisualization, spatial statistics, and spatial epidemiology.

I am also interested in efficient algorithms to extract information from massive datasets within limited time. Therefore, I am working on the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Databases and Knowledge Discovery at the Department of Computer Science at UNCC in addition to my Geography studies.

I’m passionate about sports, especially the beautiful olympic discipline of table tennis, which I have been playing for more than 20 years. I maintain a USATT rating of 2300 and higher, resulting in a top-ten ranking in the state of  North Carolina.