About me

Short bio

I am currently working as a Senior Data Scientist at the ETH Library, in a team providing scientometric services for the ETH Zurich. Alongside, I am a freelance data scientist with Xurce AG, focusing on data visualization, workshops and exploratory work and consulting. I am also an external lecturer at the Bachelor in AI programme at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU).

My background is experimental physics–I have a PhD from ETH Zurich–and since 2017 I have been working as a data scientist in many different domains (insurance, pharma, tech).

I support women in tech and am a member of the organizational team of the Zurich Chapter of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science.

When not doing data, I am a musician in various trad/folk projects.

Interesting topics I’m exploring at the moment

  • how humans and organizations use data for communication - data visualizations, user interfaces, AI tools
  • how people understand data and implement data-driven products
  • how AI and data are re-shaping academia and scholarly work
  • availability of open knowledge and trustworthiness of data
  • parallels and differences between mental models of physics and data science
  • social history and women rights in Switzerland
  • engaging in various educational initiatives about Matplotlib