Greetings, and welcome to my website!
My name is Max and I am a graduate student of economics at the University of Cologne. I am interested in statistics, finance and applied math. I earned my bachelor’s and master's degrees at the University of Cologne where I graduated summa cum laude. I spent part of my graduate education at the University of Texas at Dallas.
I am a research assistant at the University of Cologne where I co-manage our experimental economics laboratory. Historically I have been a teaching assistant for both statistics and information systems and an adjunct instructor for introductory courses on R.
I enjoy programming and using computers to perform various tasks, increasingly overlapping with my interest in economics: For example, my undergraduate thesis made extensive use of simulations. I am a proud GNU/Linux user (and have been since 2005) and free software evangelist. My preferred programming languages are C, C++ and R. Please see my GitHub account and check out my projects. Things I enjoy less include writing shameless autohagiographies on the internet.
I also host one of the most popular crossword solvers (in German), used hundreds of times every day.