I am a researcher and PhD candidate in the Human Computer Interaction Group lead by Albrecht Schmidt at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. My professional interests lie in the area of Ubiquitous Computing and Human Computer Interaction. My research focuses specifically on the intersection of the Internet of Things, Cross-Device Interaction and End User Development. Many of my projects involve the creation of advanced hardware and software prototypes. Within the meSch FP7 EU project I am responsible for the development of a software and hardware platform that allows end users to easily create interactive smart spaces. In 2014 I had the pleasure to pursue a 3 month internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge where I was part of the Sensors and Devices Group lead by Steve Hodges.
I hold a Master in Computer Science from the University of Duisburg-Essen. As a student researcher I was working in the FP7 EU project PDNET and I completed my master thesis at the InfoLab21 at the University of Lancaster, UK (Title: Engineering a Privacy Preserving Architecture for Mobile Interaction with Future Pervasive Public Displays Networks, supervised by Nigel Davies). In 2011 I have worked for 4 month at the University of Oulu, Finland where I have lead the development of the Digifieds project – a platform for digital classifieds deployed in the city wide public display network. In parallel to my studies I have gained many years of commercial experience as freelance software engineer for multiple German companies.
Personally I enjoy travelling very much. I practice different kind of sports such as volleyball, climbing and basically everything with a board under my feet ;-).
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