About me

I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the Machine Learning and Computational Biology Lab at the department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich.

Previous to that I completed my PhD in pure mathematics at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Paul Biran.

During my PhD I conducted research in the field of topology. More specifically, I worked on a project in categorical symplectic topology, studying Lagrangian cobordisms, Fukaya categories, triangulated categories and stability conditions.

While I remain interested in developing mathematical theories, I’m mainly inspired to translate my mathematical background towards applications in healthcare. In particular, I’m fascinated by topology and its rapidly developing applications in data analysis, so called topological data analysis.

Currently I’m involved in a project on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), where I’m investigating how the topology (i.e. connectivity) of the brain is affected by AD. I’m highly interested in studying brain-connectivity by topological methods in various contexts including neurodegenerative diseases, mental health issues (e.g. depression) and altered states of consciousness.

A brief academic curriculum vitæ can be found here.



felix [dot] hensel [at] bsse [dot] ethz [dot] ch