Institut für Mathematik


Personal data

  • Date of birth: 4.10.72
  • Citizenship: Eisten, VS, Switzerland
  • Married, 3 Boys

Research Interests

  • Spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, non stationary processes, large datasets, robustness in geostatistics, ensemble kalman filter, statistical evaluation of climate model output


  • 1991: Graduation, North Kossuth High School, Iowa, USA
  • 1993: Scientific baccalaureate type C, College Spiritus Sanctus, Brig, Switzerland
  • 1997: Certificate of Applied Mathematics Teaching (CESMA), EPFL
  • 1998: Diploma in Mathematics at EPFL. Undergraduate thesis: Spatial statistics: Point processes and multivariate measures
  • 2002: Doctoral thesis at EPFL: Aspects of Modern Geostatistics: Non-stationarity, Covariance Estimation and State-Space Decompositions. Advisor Prof. Stephan Morgenthalter.

Professional Experience

  • 1998-2002: Research assistant at EPFL, Switzerland
  • 2002-2005: Postdoctoral fellow at the Geophysical Statistics Project, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA
  • 2005-June 2009: Assistant professor at the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA
  • 2009-2016: Assistant professor (tenure track) at the Department of Mathematics, UZH
  • 2014- : Affiliate faculty member Department of Computational Science, UZH
  • 2016- : Associate professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Zurich (UZH)