I lead the Climate Informatics group at the Institute of Data Science in Jena, part of German Aerospace Center (DLR). Previously I was a James S. McDonnell fellow at Imperial College London. I am embedded in the international machine learning community as a scholar of the new European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) and co-chair of the Climate Informatics conference. My Climate Informatics group develops innovative data science methods (based on causal inference, non-linear dynamics, and deep learning) and closely works with experts in the climate sciences. For an introduction to causal inference, see my Nature Communications Perspective article. My main research interest is to develop methods to better understand the large-scale complex dynamical system called Earth.