Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Fellow
Department of Computer Science
The University of British Columbia
201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
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Hi there! I am Jessica - a short but very happy person who is enjoying mathematics and hiking!
I was born and raised in Germany, where I studied mathematics with a focus on numerical analysis.
I received my PhD from the Otto von Guericke University /
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, Germany.
As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, I am currently working at the Department of Computer Science
at UBC in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, together with Chen Greif.
I am also a member of the Institute of Applied Mathematics.
As a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow,
I am currently teaching CPSC 303: Numerical Approximation and Discretization.
I recently joined the
Teaching and Learning Fellows Development Series at UBC,
where we discuss evidence informed teaching practice, how
students learn and the scholarship of teaching and
A passion of mine is volunteering and managing events: Currently, I am co-organizing a career-planning workshop series at UBC called Science Leadership and Management (SLAM) together with Luz Angélica Caudillo Mata and Laura Morillas. As the Vice President Social of the UBC Postdoctoral Association, I am responsible for planning, executing, and advertising social events for postdoctoral fellows. I am a member of the Vivien Srivastava Fund's Oversight Committee, which helps increasing the participation of women in science through alleviating financial hardships and supporting career-planning events for graduate and postdoctoral researchers in UBC Science. I am a volunteer for the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology where I help planning events and participate in the Vancouver immigrant women community.
My research areas are numerical linear algebra, numerical analysis, and the numerical solution of phase field models. In particular, I am interested in iterative solvers for linear systems, saddle point problems, and preconditioning techniques.
My CV as PDF is available here.