Philipp obtained a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil Switzerland, and earned his Sc.M. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University. During his time at Brown he worked on visual methods for exploring and forecasting time series under the supervision of Andy van Dam and Tim Kraska. He is the author of several top-tier conference papers as well as the recipient of the Best Demo Award at ACM SIGMOD.