I am a BOFZAP Research Professor (Hoofddocent) at the Department of Mathematics in the Algebra and Geometry Group at Ghent University.
Before joining the Ghent faculty, I was a Reader at the University of Bristol and an EPSRC Early Career Fellow.
I also have an affiliation with the University of Tromsø, as an Adjunct Associate Professor. Since 2018, I have been an EPSRC Full College Member and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
My research is supported by the FWO (Flanders Research Foundation), Ghent University's BOF Special Research Fund and the EPSRC.
My research lies in applied and combinatorial algebraic geometry and algebraic statistics. In particular, I am interested in toric degenerations, combinatorial divisor theory, matroid and determinantal varieties and their applications in conditional probabilities and graphical models, and system reliability theory.
Since 2018: Reviewer for proposals submitted to EPSRC (UK), ICMS (UK) and DFG (Germany)
Since 2020: Editorial board, Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics
2021.06: Committee member, The 16th MEGA conference on Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry: MEGA 2021
2018.07: Committee member, The 30th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics: FPSAC 2018