at UW at Lake Elsinore at Oxford at Bletchley Park in Kuala Lumpur

I am a postdoctoral research scholar at the Department of Biology at the University of Washington in the group of Bing Brunton and a UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow at the eScience Institute. My research combines ideas and methods from applied mathematics and network science to study complex systems in biology and neuroscience.

I convene the seminar series on "Women in Network Science". Please get in touch if you are interested in presenting in the seminar or if you would like to nominate speakers. You can sign up for the seminar's mailing list here and you can view the list of scheduled here.

Research topics

Mathematical modelling, dynamical systems, complex systems, networks in biology and ecology, natural and artificial neural networks, system robustness, system redundancy

To learn more about my research, you can check out my recent presentations at


I hold a DPhil (PhD) in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, a MSc in theoretical physics and a BSc in physics from Technische Universitaet Berlin. During my DPhil studies, I was a visiting graduate researcher at the UCLA Department of Mathematics for two years. Among other programmes, I participated in the Park City Mathematics Program 2017 and the Complex Systems Summer School 2018 at the Santa Fe Institute. For more information, please see my CV [pdf].

I am committed to supporting students from underrepresented groups in academia. Students and prospective students who are interested in applying to one of the departments or schools with which I currently am (or have previously have been) affiliated are welcome to contact me via email for advice.


Please see google scholar.

More about me on the web

I am on google scholar, github, gitlab, and twitter.

Conferences and Workshops 2020

I will be presenting research at NetSci and at the NetSci satellite on higher-order network science.

I have presented research at Dynamics Days Digital, the IFAC World Congress, the virtual SIAM Network Science Workshop, and at the CNS Workshop on Methods of Information Theory in Computational Neuroscience.


email: schwarze at uw dot edu

Last updated on September 13, 2020