About Me

Current Work

I am currently working as post doc in the Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualization Group at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany in the EU FET Flagship Project "The Human Brain Project". My main task is the coordination of a work package on the topic of visual data analysis and immersive visualization. Furthermore, I co-supervise 5 PhD students on topics in visual data analysis, virtual reality and the engineering of interactive systems in production environments. I teach information visualization as topic on a lecture on Data Analysis and Visualization as part of the study program Simulation Science at RWTH Aachen University.

Research Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Formal Methods in Human Computer Interaction
  • Engineering of Interactive Systems
  • Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualization
  • Interactive Data Analysis
  • Information Visualization
  • Petri Nets and Graph Transformation Systems
  • Accessible Computing
  • Collaborative and Learning Systems
  • Ambient Intelligent Systems

Education

04/2008 - 12/2011 University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany, German Doctorate of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.)

Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. W. Luther

Thesis title: “Reconfiguration of User Interface Models for Monitoring and Control of Human-Computer Systems

10/2003 - 03/2008 University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany, Diploma in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.)

Employment

since 10/2013 Research Associate (PostDoc), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

06/2017 - 10/2017 Guest Lecturer and Researcher, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

01/2012 - 09/2013 Research Associate (PostDoc), Univsity of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

Awards

2006 - 2008 German National Academic Foundation Student Fellowship

2008 - 2011 German National Academic Foundation PhD Fellowship

2008 - 2010 German Academic Exchange Service Tri-national summer academy with the University of Chile, WASEDA University, Tokyo, University of Tokushima, Japan, and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2016 Best Technote Award, IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI)

2016 Honorable Mention Technote Award, IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI)

2017 Kármán Fellowship for Outgoing Researcher (DFG Excellence Initiative)

Professional Activities

Chair

2019

  • 3DUI Contest, IEEE Virtual Reality, Osaka, Japan

2018

  • 3DUI Contest, IEEE Virtual Reality, Reutlingen, Germany - link
  • IEEE VR Tutorials, IEEE Virtual Reality, Reutlingen, Germany - link
  • ACM EICS Workshops and Tutorials, ACM Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS), Paris, France - link
  • MuC Demos, Mensch und Computer (German HCI Conference), German Informatics Society, Dresden, Germany - link
  • ACM SUI Student Volunteer, ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, Berlin, Germany - link

2017

  • 3DUI Contest, IEEE 11th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), Los Angeles, CA, USA - link

2016

  • 3DUI Contest, IEEE 10th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), Greenville, SC, USA - link
  • MuC Local Organization, Mensch und Computer (German HCI Conference), German Informatics Society, Aachen, Germany - link
  • MuC Workshops, Mensch und Computer (German HCI Conference), German Informatics Society, Aachen, Germany - link
  • Workshop Urban und Digital - Gemeinsam auf interaktiven Wegen, Mensch und Computer, Aachen, Germany - link

2015

  • 3DUI Contest, IEEE 9th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), Arles, France - link
  • Workshop on Formal Methods in Human Computer Interaction (FoMHCI), ACM Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS), Duisburg, Germany - link
  • Workshop on Ambient Assisted Living, The German conference on Human Computer Interaction (Mensch und Computer), Stuttgart, Germany
  • Workshop of Ambient Intelligence in Metropolitan Regions (AmIUA), 9th International Conference of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, Puerto Varas, Chile - link

2014

  • Workshop of Ambient Intelligence in Metropolitan Regions (AmIUA), 8th International Conference of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Workshop on Methods for Planning, Execution and Evaluation of Empirical User Studies, Aachen, Germany

Member of Program Committees

2018

IEEE VR, ACM EICS, ACM SUI, FMIS

2017

IEEE 3DUI, ACM EICS, CRIWG, IARIA-CENTRIC, ACM CLIHC

2016

ACM EICS, CRIWG, CollabTech

2015

ACM CLIHC, IARIA-CENTRIC, AMBIENT, UCAmI-IWAAL

2014

CRWIG, MexiHCI, IARIA-CENTRIC, AMBIENT, UCAmI-IWAAL

2012

MexiHCI, UCAmI-IWAAL

Reviewer - Journals

Interacting with Computers, Oxford Press

Information Technology and Decision Making, World Scientific

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Elsevier

Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, IOS Press

Reviewer - Conference

CHI 2016, 2017

VRST 2017

SUI 2017

INTERACT 2017

EG PGV 2014

IEEE VR VAAT Workshop

Other Academic Duties

since 2013 Reviewer for the German National Academic Foundation selection process

Member of Academic Societies

Member of IFIP WG 2.7 / 13.4

Professional Member of ACM and SIGCHI

Professional Member of IEEE

Professional Member of the German Informatics Society (GI)