I am a PhD student in mathematics at Imperial College London. I study an intersection of probability theory, Riemannian and discrete geometry. I work under the supervision of Prof Xue-Mei Li who is a specialist in stochastic differential geometry.

Concretely, I am interested in how results on bounds of Ricci curvature on Riemannian manifolds could be generalized to a non-smooth setting by optimal transport theory. For an introduction and overview of the subject, see for example Cédric Villani’s survey or, from a somewhat different perspective, Yann Ollivier’s survey.

I was born in 1995 in Brno, Czech Republic, where I grew up and lived for the first 20 years of my life. Upon graduating from a state grammar school in my hometown, I joined Imperial College London in 2015, having won a prestigious scholarship of the Bakala Foundation.

In 2019 I graduated with a First Class degree in mathematics (MSci) with my thesis *Whitney Extension Theorem for Regularity Structures* (see my portfolio) which I completed under the supervision of Prof Martin Hairer.

Afterwards, I joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Random Systems. This programme is run jointly by Imperial College London and the University of Oxford and aims to train the next generation of experts in probability theory, mathematical finance and machine learning.