I am a research associate in the Data Mining Group of the Institute of Computer Science of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. My main research interests are Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Data Science in general. Furthermore, I am  interested in applications of these research areas to Natural Sciences and Economics. Before joining the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz I was a research associate/assistant at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg. Before that, after some time in industry, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in the field of data mining and machine learning applied to computational Biology.