2013- Stanford University Postdoc in Statistics
2009-2012 Inria, France and University of Bern, Switzerland PhD in Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
2006-2008 University of Bern, Switzerland MSc in Biomedical Engineering
2001-2005 University of Applied Sciences, Biel, Switzerland Dipl. Ing. FH in Computer Science

Inria: French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation


  • 2017: EPFL-Stanford Exchange Fellow hosted by Dimitri Van De Ville (Spring quarter)
  • 2010: Visiting Graduate Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, NC, United States (Fall quarter)
  • 2006: Software Engineer, ISS AG, Integrated Scientific Services, Biel, Switzerland (1.5 years, part time 40%)
  • 2006: Software Engineer, Institute for Evaluative Research in Medicine, University of Bern (11 months, part time 40%)
  • 2005: Consultant Software Engineering, Oridus Inc., Biel (1 year)
  • 2003: Intern Software Engineering, Oridus Inc., Fremont, CA, United States (3 months)


  • Summer 2017: Stats 366 - Bios 221, Modern Statistics for Modern Biology, Stanford University, Teaching Assistant (TA), responsible for labs, course website
  • Spring 2016: Stats 205, Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics, Stanford University, full course as a sole instructor, course website
  • Fall 2009: Medical Image Analysis (master course), ETHZ and University of Bern, invited guest lecture on computational anatomy
  • Fall 2008: Medical Image Analysis (master course), ETHZ, invited guest lecture on shape representation

Grants and Awards

  • 2017: EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program Fellowship (funded by Firmenich)
  • 2016: ISBA New Researchers Travel Award, Sardinia, Italy (gratefully declined)
  • 2015: Travel award for 10th Conference on Bayesian Nonparametrics, Raleigh, NC, United States
  • 2015: Swiss NSF Fellowship for Advanced Researchers (one year, topic: Uncertainty in Computational Anatomy)
  • 2013: France-Stanford Collaborative Projects Grant
  • 2013: Swiss NSF Fellowship for Prospective Researchers (two years, topic: Monte Carlo Methods in Computational Anatomy)
  • 2011: MICCAI Young Scientist Award, Toronto, Canada (top five of about 819 submitted papers by PhD students and postdocs)
  • 2011: MICCAI Student Travel Award, Toronto, Canada
  • 2011: Paper invitation for Medical Image Analysis (invitation rate about 1.5%)
  • 2010: Financial support for joint PhD to travel between France and Switzerland (Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation)

Invited and Contributed Talks

  • 05/2017: Workshop on Statistical Challenges in Single-Cell Biology, Ascona, Switzerland
  • 04/2017: Division of Immunology and Allergy, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 04/2017: Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection (ITI), CyTOF Working Group, Stanford, United States
  • 03/2017: MIP:Lab, EPFL and University of Geneva, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 03/2017: Bioinformatics Core Facility, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 06/2015: Conference on Bayesian Nonparametrics, Raleigh, NC, United States
  • 03/2015: Center for Imaging Science, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, United States
  • 10/2014: Workshop in Biostatistics, Stanford School of Medicine, CA, United States
  • 08/2014: JSM (the Joint Statistical Meetings), Boston, MA, United States
  • 05/2014: Inria Sophia Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis, France
  • 03/2014: Institut de Mathematiques de Toulouse, Paul Sabatier University, France
  • 10/2013: Stanford Statistics Seminar, CA, United States
  • 08/2013: Geometric Science of Information, Paris, France, presentation: (youtube link) discussion: (youtube link)
  • 03/2013: Computational People United at Stanford, CA, United States
  • 03/2013: Co-Me Seminar, Artorg Center, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 09/2011: MICCAI, Toronto, Canada (acceptance rate 4.2% out of 819 papers)
  • 02/2011: SPIE Medical Imaging, Orlando, FL, United States
  • 10/2010: Shape Stats Meeting, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
  • 06/2010: TERMIS, Galway, Ireland
  • 08/2009: Summer School on Manifold Learning in Image and Signal Analysis, Ven, Sweden
  • 06/2009: CAOS, Boston, MA, United States
  • 12/2008: 3D Physiological Human, Zermatt, Switzerland