My main interests lie in the development and application of new statistical and informatics methodology to unravel the architecture of traits and diseases, with a special focus on, but not restricted to, neurologic and psychiatric disorders and phenotypes. To this end I am trying to marry statistical genetics and machine learning methods, extending the scope of analysis beyond pure genetics. As a consequence of the heavy computational loads many of these methods are facing, we are very interested in algorithmic and generally computational advances, e.g. OpenCL, GPGPU implementations on the one hand, and faster algorithms, even approximate or two-stage designs, on the other hand.
Offering PhD positions in 2024: To be announced.