I am a software engineer at X in Mountain View, CA. I am currently working on moonshots in robotics where we create radical new technologies to solve some of the world's hardest problems.
On this website you can find my publications and academic reasearch that I did during my postdoctoral research at University of Southern California and during my PhD at University of Freiburg. My research interests include state estimation techniques and autonomous navigation for resource-constrained embedded microsystems in the context of robotics. Have a look at my research interests for more details.
For more recent work, please visit my LinkedIn site.
For publications, please visit my Google Scholar site.
2013-10 I received the Wolfgang-Gentner-Award for my PhD thesis
2013-07 I moved to Los Angeles
2013-06 PhD defense - summa cum laude
2013-04 I submitted my PhD thesis
2011-03 First autonomous flight of our blimp in an indoor environment with obstacles and narrow passages
2008-07 I received my master degree ("Diplom")
2007-10 Our team won the first place at the indoor race of the Sick Robot Day
2004-10 I designed and implemented my first robot navigation system on the B21 robot "Albert".