How would you describe your PhD phase in 3 words?
A long and fun experience.
How would you explain to a child what you did your doctorate on?
When a human or machine learns certain formal languages, that is, subsets of the natural numbers, they can follow certain strategies. For example, they want to be consistent with the information about the language they have seen. I, in particular, studied the interaction between such restrictions and their mathematical properties.
What was the most exciting thing for you, working on your dissertation?
The feeling you have when you find the missing piece in a difficult proof.
What does your next career move look like?
I will start working in the industry, as software developer and machine learning engineer.
What does it take to get a PhD?
Persistance, a strong will but also enough distractions.