I am a mathematician with far too many hobbies for my own good. I studied for my undergraduate at Stockholm University, my doctorate at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, and did postdoctoral work at Stanford University, University of St Andrews, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications. As of August 2016 I join the faculty at CUNY College of Staten Island as Assistant Professor of Data Science.
I have been an active scout, active in the Stockholm region of the Swedish Young Scientists Association. I joined Noisebridge on the inaugural day of the original space at 83c Wiese. I play the piano, B♭ clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, and have a new-found love for Légère synthetic reeds.
I do a fair amount of art, most of it is on my SmugMug gallery. I am more than happy to sell my art, both originals and giclee prints. Contact me if you are interested.
Here are some of my more random projects.
I am Bipolar, Not Otherwise Specified. It shows on the one hand as sporadic bouts of massive creative energy, and as a tendency to be unregulatably silly at times. On the other hand, it shows as a massive emotional vulnerability: there are times when I cry unconsolably, or hide from everyone and everything. I am medicating to stabilize my mood, and my current combination seems to work well.
After discovering a colleague who also struggles with mental health problems, we decided to launch a group blog to build a community and fight the invisibility and alienation of academics with mental health problems.
At the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, we are organizing a panel discussion on livign with mental health problems in academia and in mathematics.
Stimulated exponential decay
In order to understand my medication and aspects such as burn-in times or the effects of missed doses, I have built a little visualization toy that graphs out a stimulated exponential decay process. This is not in any way to be construed as medical advice of any sort.
I got inspired by XKCDs world map identification flowchart, and decided to recreate it as a questionnaire. It includes a DTD for semi-generic flowcharts, and an XML encoding for the XKCD flowchart in that format. I have experimented with building an automatic d3.js tree layout, but it didn't get done yet.