My main research interests lie in the development of efficient exact or approximation algorithms for various problems in Combinatorial Optimization. I am particularly fascinated by polyhedral methods in algorithm design, and I like the interaction with related areas such as Combinatorics, Graph Theory, or Algebra.
The origin of my deeper interst into mathematics as a whole dates back to my school days, when I participated in the Austrian Mathematical Olympiad, once qualifying for the International Mathematical Olympiad. Even today, I still enjoy solving competition problems from time to time - just for fun, though.
Besides my enthusiasm for mathematics, I like doing all kinds of sports - with a recent focus on triathlon. Moreover, since my community service in 2011, I am a volunteer in the emergency medical services team of Samariterbund Feldkirch, doing regular night shifts as an emergency paramedic.