I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Informatics at Karslruhe Insitute of Technology (KIT). I received my PhD from Ulm University in 2011 and was supervised by Enno Ohlebusch during my PhD studies. My thesis Compressed Suffix Trees: Design, Construction, and Applications improved compressed suffix trees in theory and practice and lead to the initial development of the Succinct Data Structure Library.
From 2012 to 2014 I continued working on text-indexing problems in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Together with Timo Beller, Alistair Moffat and Matthias Petri, I released the second version of the Succinct Data Structure Library (SDSL) in 2013.
Compact and succinct data structures and their practical applications in Bioinformatics, Information Retrieval and related areas.