Curriculum vitae
Personal data

Education and research
2016 –  Research Scientist at the RICAM institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz (Austria). 
2012 – 2015  Postdoc position at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia). 
2011 – 2012  Postdoc position at the RICAM institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz (Austria). 
2011 
PhD degree in mathematics (highest grades).
PhD thesis: Minimal families of curves on surfaces. 
2006 – 2011  Doctoral student in Mathematics at the RISC institute of the Johannes Kepler University, Linz (Austria). 
2004 
MSc degree with major in theoretical computer science.
MSc thesis: The Hyperelliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem. 
1997 – 2004  Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). 
Publications
Awards
2018 
CGTA Best Paper Award for
"Kinematic generation of Darboux cyclides" by N. Lubbes and J. Schicho. Prize money: 300 Dollars. Guest Editors: M. Lavicka, M.L. Sampoli, H.P. Schröcker. Elsevier representative: G.M. Rodney. 
2015 
CONICETBECASPOSTDOC Fellowship.
Unfortunately, I had to decline this awarded twoyear fellowship in Buenos Aires (Argentinia). 
Teaching
2019S 
Applied Mathematics II at
FHWels.
Lecture and Exercises. 
2018W 
Applied Mathematics I at
FHWels.
Lecture and Exercises. 
2018S 
Applied Mathematics II at
FHWels.
Lecture. 
2017W 
Applied Mathematics I at
FHWels.
Lecture. 
2017S 
Applied Mathematics II at
FHWels.
Exercises. 
2011  Lecturer during a project week for advanced preuniversity students at Kefermarkt in Austria. 
Selection of recent talks
2018 
Rigidity and Flexibility of Geometric Structures,
Vienna (Austria).
Talk: "On an invariant of linkages". 
2018 
Curves and Surfaces,
Arcachon (France).
Talk: "Webs of rational curves on surfaces". 
2017 
MEGA,
Nice (France).
Talk: "Surfaces containing two circles through a general point in higher dimensions". 
2017 
CGTA,
Pilsen (Czech Republic).
Talk: "Hexagonal webs of circles". 
2014 
ACA,
New York (USA).
Invited talk: "Circles on surfaces". 
Organization
2011  Main organizer of the last week of a three week research program called "Algebraic versus Analytic Geometry: minimal model program" at ESI, Vienna (Austria). 
Other
Computing 
C/C++, C#/.NET, Java/J2EE, Python, SQL, Sage, Mathematica, Matlab, Magma, LaTeX.
Programming experience in industry 
Languages  Dutch, English, German. 