I am a theoretical physicist fascinated by the principles underlying the functioning of living systems. My works includes:

Current research directions

  • Strategies for risk-minimization of living systems in complex environments. With Vijay Balasubramanian (postdoc advisor).
  • Development of analysis methods to reveal hidden structures in massive parallel data. Research collaboration with Ilya Nemenman.

Completed projects

  • Generative probabilistic matrix model of data with different low-dimensional linear latent structures. See our preprint. With Ilya Nemenman.
  • Random Matrix model with latent features and noise. See our PRE article. With Ilya Nemenman.
  • Biomechanical generation of behaviour in a living network. See our eLife article. With Mirna Kramar, Michael Wilczek and Karen Alim.
  • Curious exploration strategies in complex environments via reinforcement learning. See our IEEE proceedings for first results. With Menachem Stern, Clélia de Mulatier and Vijay Balasubramanian.

Gravity, String Theory and Automorphic Functions

Prior to entering research in Biophysics at the end of 2016, I was working in the field of theoretical High Energy Physics. More precisely, I was working on research problems related to Gravity, String Theory and the mathematical theory of Automorphic Functions (see my publications). I have also co-authored a book on the topic of “Eisenstein Series and Automorphic Representations’’, providing a survey of this vast subject with a focus on applications in String Theory. The book was published by Cambridge University Press in July 2018.