Simon joined the SDSC as a senior data scientist in April 2022. He conducted his doctoral studies on statistical modeling of genetic data at ETH Zürich and obtained his MSc and BSc degrees at Technical University Munich in computer science. Before joining the SDSC, Simon worked as a freelance statistical consultant, and as an ML scientist at an AI startup in Lugano where he built experience in various topics ranging from generative modeling over Bayesian optimization to time series forecasting. Simon's research interests and expertise lie broadly in probabilistic machine and deep learning, causal inference, generative modeling, and their application in the natural sciences. Simon is an avid open-source software contributor and particularly enthusiastic about probabilistic programming languages, such as Stan.