Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions

Employment history

  • Since 10/2016: Advisory board member, PROWLER.io
  • Since 07/2015: Lecturer, Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • 10/2014–06/2015: Imperial College Research Fellow, Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • 09/2013–09/2014: Departmental Research Fellow, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
  • 12/2011–08/2013: Group Leader, Department of Computer Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • 02/2010–12/2011: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 02/2010–04/2011: Adjunct Researcher, Intel Labs, Seattle, WA, USA

Academic history

  • 10/2006–12/2009: PhD in Machine Learning, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Thesis: Efficient Reinforcement Learning using Gaussian Processes
  • 09/2007–12/2009: Visiting researcher, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 10/2006–08/2007: Graduate student at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany.
  • 10/2000–08/2006: MEng in Computer Science, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany. Thesis: An Online-Computation Approach to Optimal Finite-Horizon State-Feedback Control of Nonlinear Stochastic Systems

Prizes and Awards

Keynotes, Tutorials and Plenary Talks

Memberships and Committees

Review Editor

Area Chair and Associate Editor

  • 2018: AISTATS, ICML
  • 2017: CoRL
  • 2016: NIPS
  • 2015: ICRA, NIPS
  • 2014: ICRA
  • 2013: ACML

Program Committee

  • 2017: RSS
  • 2015: RLDM
  • 2014: AAAI, ACML
  • 2013: ADPRL, IJCAI, RSS
  • 2012: ACML, ECML/PKDD, ICPRAM, RSS
  • 2011: RSS
  • 2010: AAAI, RSS

Reviewing

  • 2017: JMLR, NIPS, RSS
  • 2016: AISTATS, EWRL, IJRR, JMLR, MLJ, RSS
  • 2015: AISTATS, ICML, JMLR, Cambridge University Press
  • 2014: AISTATS, Automatica, ICML, JBHI, MLJ, NIPS, RAS
  • 2013: ICRA, IROS, KI Magazine, MLJ, NIPS, Springer
  • 2012: AISTATS, Humanoids, ICML, IEEE-TPAMI, NIPS, Springer
  • 2011: CDC, ECC, ICML, ICRA, IROS, MLJ, NIPS
  • 2010: ACC, AISTATS, IJRR
  • 2009: AURO, CDC, ICML, ICRA, SCI, IEEE-TPAMI
  • 2008: Adaptive Behavior, IPSN, NIPS, RO-MAN
  • 2007: IEE Electronic Letters

I also frequently review grant proposals for various funding bodies.