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2004 - present Siemens Corporate Research, USA

PostDoc Researcher, Research Scientist and Technical Project Manager at the Real Time Vision and Modeling Department, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. Research and project work in the area of computer vision/pattern recognition for automotive, medical, real-time and forensic image/video search, among others.

1998 - 2003 University of Freiburg, Germany

Research Associate at the Chair for Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Burkhardt, Computer Science Department

  • Taught computer science lectures, seminars and lab courses [>> more]
  • Co-Headed the computer network administration at the chair [>> more]
  • Managed and proposed projects
  • Reviewed journal and conference paper submissions
  • Organized the regular "Ski seminars" in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

1998 - 2003 University of Freiburg, Germany

Successfully completed a Ph.D. program at the Chair for Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Burkhardt, Computer Science Department

  • Graduated with degree "Dr. rer. nat." (equivalent to Ph.D.); thesis work honored with "Mit Auszeichnung" (equivalent to "with highest honors", "summa cum laude")
  • Researched in the field of pattern and handwriting recognition, machine learning [>> more]
  • Supervised M.S. and B.A. theses [>> more]

1991 - 1997 University of Bielefeld, Germany

Successfully completed the study of Applied Computer Science in the Natural Sciences.

  • Graduated as "Dipl.-Inf." (equivalent to M.S.) with the overall grade "sehr gut" (equivalent to an "A")
  • Final dissertation (equivalent to M.S. thesis) at the AG Neuroinformatik, Prof. Helge Ritter with the grade "sehr gut" (equivalent to an "A") [>> more]
  • Majored in: mathematics, artificial neural networks (ANN), pattern recognition, machine learning, computer vision, symbolic artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, compiler design, software design, physics, computers in society.


University of California, San Francisco, USA

Research internship at the Department of Physiology, Prof. Kenneth D. Miller.

  • Developed noise models in neuro-physiological signals, programming in Matlab

1981 - 1990 Emsland-Gymnasium, Rheine, Germany

"Gymnasium" (equivalent to High School)

  • Graduated with the "Hochschulreife" (German high school degree) with the grade 1.7 (equivalent to an "A-")
  • among the best 5% graduates
  • Major topics: mathematics, physics, Latin, social sciences




  • German mother tongue
  • English fluent

Further activities

Ski instructor and skiing holiday organizer with the Landessportbund North-Rhine-Westfalia.

Personal interests

Playing with my sons Lucas and Jonah, Mountain biking, Soccer, Skiing, Music [>> more]


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