About me

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Welcome to my website! I’m a peace and conflict researcher at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zürich, passionate about using computational methods to study various aspects of armed conflict and political violence.

One focus is on conflict management, such as peace operations or ceasefires, and how they impact armed actors’ violent behaviour. I also study the use of siege warfare in contemporary armed conflicts.

In addition, I am developing a new project at the intersection of data science, humanitarian assistance, and conflict research. The project aims to leverage satellite imagery and machine learning for the early detection of humanitarian crises.

I am also affiliated with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research (DPCR) at Uppsala University, where I served as an Assistant Professor prior to joining the CSS in 2023. I still supervise a PhD student in Uppsala and am co-investigator in a project that examines why certain civil wars are exponentially more destructive than others.

I earned my PhD from ETH Zürich in 2016. Before that, I worked for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and conducted research and policy advice on risk analysis and disaster management at the ETH Center for Security Studies’ Think Tank.

When I’m not immersed in my research, I am probably either practicing violin, or you can find me exploring the great outdoors – hiking, foraging for mushrooms and other edibles, mountain biking, barbecuing, or simply strolling through the forests… nature in both Sweden and Switzerland is absolutely gorgeous and has so much to offer! Below are some of my favourite nature moments in Sweden, which I still miss dearly.