I was born in Moscow, but I grew up in Hamburg and then later moved to Munich. I studied at the University of Munich, where I worked with Prof. Kriegel's (now Prof. Seidel's) database group. I did my PhD in Italy under the supervision of Prof. Johann Gamper (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano) and then went to the UK for postdoctoral research under Prof. Graham Cormode (University of Warwick) and Dr. Grigorios Loukides (King's College London).
My research focuses
primarily on algorithms, data structures and summaries to manage very large or sensitive data.
The overall goal is to build a full data pipeline that feeds end users with easily interpretable facts
which provide novel insights and aid decision making processes.
Reducing the data complexity either through sampling or summarisation plays a crucial
role to support exploratory interactions with the data that involve a lot of probing,
while still providing an intuitive approximation model of the data.
How to find all paths between two network nodes that could be best for some user preference (modelled as multiplicative weights)