About me

I am currently an Assistant Professor HES in Business Analytics at the Haute École de Gestion de Genève (HEG Geneva), part of the University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland. I teach various topics around data science, information systems and business analytics, conduct research in artificial intelligence, theoretical and applied machine learning and statistics, as well as write open source software. I am also pleased to offer my expertise for consulting and implementation services in public-private collaborations.

Short Bio

In 2010, I earned a BSc in Physics, followed by an MSc in Physics/Financial Engineering in 2012 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Subsequently, I obtained a PhD in Statistics from HEC Lausanne in 2016, focusing on generalized additive models for conditional dependence structures among random variables.

Following my doctoral studies, in 2017, I then received a Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship and moved to New York to join the Statistics Department of Columbia University as a postdoctoral researcher. Within a year, in 2018, I was promoted to Assistant Professor to teach as well as keep pursuing my research in artificial intelligence, theoretical and applied machine learning and statistics, contributing to top-tier journals and conferences.

In January 2022, I then left academia for the tech industry, joining Meta (Facebook) as a senior Research Data Scientist. Partnering with multiple infrastructure teams, I developed data-driven solutions for large scale video infrastructure challenges.

Notably, I also had two experiences as a Quant in the finance industry:

  • Between my MSc and PhD (2012), I have interned at Swissquote Bank Ltd, implementing methods to blend subjective investor’s views in quantitative portfolio allocations.
  • Between my PhD and Postdoc (2016), I have worked at swissQuant Group AG to develop risk model for large portfolio of financial derivatives on energy commodities.

In the Fall of 2023, I returned to Geneva to join the University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland, as an Assistant Professor HES in Business Analytics.

  • Methodology Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computational Statistics, Multivariate Analysis, Time-Series
  • Programming
  • Applications
    Financial Econometrics, Business Analytics, Operations Research
  • PhD in Statistics, 2016

    HEC Lausanne

  • MSc in Physics, 2012

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

  • BSc in Physics, 2010

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne


I am looking for a motivated PhD candidate in statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to focus on the prediction of extreme climates and the evaluation and management of associated risks and impacts. If you are passionate about cutting-edge research in climate science, statistics, ML and AI, I encourage you to apply.

Official listing: PhD Position in Statistics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence


The main mission will be to conduct innovative research aimed at high-level scientific publications within the framework of a doctoral thesis in the following fields: statistics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, applied to the prediction of climatic extremes as well as the assessment and management of the risks and potential impacts of these extremes.

The selected candidate will enroll as a doctoral student in Business Analytics at HEC Lausanne, under the co-supervision of myself at HEG, Prof. Valérie Chavez (HEC Lausanne, Department of operations), and Dr. Erwan Koch at UNIL’s Expertise Center for Climate Extremes (ECCE).


  • Holder (or in the process of obtaining) a Master’s degree in statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field.

  • Strong interest in cutting-edge research, scientific writing and presentation, as well as the fields of machine learning, statistics, optimization, and mathematical modeling.

  • Solid programming skills, particularly in languages such as Python, R, etc.

  • Expertise with scientific computing, data processing and visualization, and machine learning libraries such as NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.

  • Excellent command of English (for research) and French (for teaching).

  • Organizational skills, autonomy, flexibility, and team spirit.

  • Strong taste for interdisciplinarity and collaboration between different scientific disciplines.

Desired Additional Technical Skills

  • Version control systems such as Git, writing in LaTeX, and SQL database management.

  • Low-level programming languages for performance optimization such as C/C++, CUDA.

  • Experience in climate modeling and/or simulation of extreme climatic phenomena.


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(2020). Deep Smoothing of the Implied Volatility Surface. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020).

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(2018). Generative Models for Simulating Mobility Trajectories. NeurIPS 2018 Workshop on Control and decision making in Spatiotemporal domain.

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  • JSM 2020 (online)
  • ICML 2020 (online)
  • Community of Practice for Compliance: workshop (online)


  • CMStatistics 2019 (London)
  • European Meeting of Statisticians (Palermo)
  • Vine Copulas and their Applications (Munich)
  • UNIL (Lausanne)


  • MIT (Boston)
  • TUM (Munich)
  • Columbia (New York)


  • CMStatistics 2017 (London)
  • Chatham Financial (Kennett Square)
  • Columbia University (New York)


  • TUM (Munich)
  • UNIL (Lausanne)


  • swissQuant Group AG (Zurich)
  • UNINE (Neuchâtel)


  • TUM (Munich)
  • CMStatistics 2014 (Pisa)
  • UNIL (Lausanne)


  • CFE 2013 (London)
  • EPFL (Lausanne)
  • UNISTRA (Strasbourg)
  • UC Berkeley (Berkeley)



  • Information Systems (HEG Geneva)
  • Artificial Intelligence with Python (HEG Geneva)


  • Introduction to Data Science (HEG Geneva)
  • Information Systems (HEG Geneva)
  • Information Technologies and Web Analytics (HEG Geneva)
  • Data Science for Business Analytics (HEC Lausanne)


  • Computational Statistics and Introduction to Data science (Columbia STAT GU5206)
  • Data Science for Business Analytics (HEC Lausanne)


  • Computational Statistics and Introduction to Data science (Columbia STAT GU5206)
  • Data Science for Business Analytics (HEC Lausanne)


  • Computational Statistics and Introduction to Data science (Columbia STAT GU5206)
  • Statistical Inference (Columbia STAT GU4204)
  • Data Science for Business Analytics (HEC Lausanne)


  • Statistical Inference (Columbia STAT GU4204 / GR5204)
  • Time series analysis (Columbia STAT GU4221 / GR5221)
  • Data Science for Business Analytics (HEC Lausanne)


  • Math Methods for Political Science (Columbia POLS GU4700)


I am pleased to offer my expertise for consulting and implementation services in public-private collaborations. With a robust background and significant experience in both academia and industry, I am uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and practical application in the business world. Services are available through direct contracting or via Innosuisse grants (see below). For inquiries, please contact me.

Key Skills and Expertise

Data Science and Analytics

  • Data Wrangling, Data Visualization, Data Mining, Data Exploration with Python, R, SQL
  • Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Statistical Inference, Experimental Design
  • Big Data Technologies, Data Quality Control

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Supervised and Unsupervised Learning, Feature Engineering, Model Selection and Tuning
  • Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision
  • Model Validation, Model Deployment, MLOps
  • Computational Statistics, Time Series Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Dependence Modeling

Software and Data Engineering

  • Data Engineering, DataOps (e.g., Airflow and Kafka), ETL
  • Software Development, System Architecture, Database Management
  • Cloud Computing (e.g., AWS), Big Data Platforms, Scalability Solutions
  • Code Optimization, Technical Documentation
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), Automation

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

  • Quantitative Finance, Portfolio Optimization, Performance Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Management, Option Pricing Models, Fixed Income Analysis
  • Credit Risk, Financial Econometrics

Business and Technology Leadership

  • Business Analytics, Analytics and AI Strategy, Project Coordination
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration, Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Leadership, Mentoring, Training

Innosuisse Grants

Innovation Projects with Implementation Partners

Engage in groundbreaking innovation projects by partnering with a research institution. As an industry partner, whether from the private or public sector, you have the opportunity to apply jointly for financial support. These projects are ideal if they hold the promise of commercial success or societal benefit. I can guide you through the process of application, development, and implementation, ensuring your innovative ideas reach their full potential.

Vouchers for Preliminary Studies: Innovation Cheques

For SMEs or organizations with fewer than 250 full-time equivalents, there is an opportunity to receive an Innovation Cheque worth up to 15,000 Swiss francs. This funding is designed to evaluate the feasibility of innovative concepts. My role involves aiding in preliminary studies, idea development and evaluation, and analyzing both innovation and market potentials.