Computer Scientist
Professional Experience
Sahana Software Foundation
12/2015 - now
Freelancing Consultant and Researcher
Project Work and Consulting in Mobile Services, Disaster Management, Scientific Advisory. Consultancy work for academic, commercial, and private clients. Project Management and coordination of mobile development for third-party funded projects. Conception and development of secure mobile notification system. Data analysis and data science work for commercial clients.
International Lab for Local Capacity Building (Capacity Lab), University of Bremen
07/2011 - 03/2015
Executive Manager
Strategic planning and coordination, Cooperation planning, fundraising, budget planning, advisory of Ph.D. students and interns, publication, teaching, lead of student software projects, research in VGI, crowdsourcing, mobile applications, user interfaces
APF Priority Program, University of Bremen
01/2010 - 06/2011
Senior Researcher
Preparation of the DFG excellence cluster application "Sensorial Materials: From Production to Intelligent Decisions”: proposal coordination, cooperation planning with partners in logistics and material sciences, event organization, publication, fundraising, research and development in sensor assisted stocktaking
SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition, University of Bremen
06/2003 - 12/2009
Research Assistant
Research and development in Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Spatial Reasoning) and Cognitive Robotics (Sensor Data Abstraction, Environment Modeling, Symbolic Control), student project supervision (robots in supermarkets)
Doctoral Degree in Computer Science (Dr.-Ing.)
06/2003 - 08/2009
University of Bremen, Germany
Dissertation "Qualitative Spatial Abstraction for Reinforcement Learning“, Defense: 26/08/2009, Reviewers: Prof. Christian Freksa (University of Bremen), Prof. Ramon López de Mántaras (IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona)
Diploma in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.)
10/1993 - 12/2002
University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Application areas: mathematics / architecture, focus topics: adaptive systems / graphical data processing. Diploma thesis: "3D environment modeling for navigation of legged robots" (FZI Karlsruhe)
Project Management
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1 Certificate)
  • Prince2 Foundation Certificate
  • Prince2 Practitioner Certificate
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Project Management
Practical Skills

This is only a (rather randon) selection. Impossible to name it all.

Excellent knowledge of C++, C, Objective C, F#, Java, Python, Bash; knowledge in several other languages (e.g., PHP, JavaScript, XSL/XSLT, Tcl, Eiffel, Haskell, ...); Object Oriented Design), Mobile Development (Android, Cordova/ Ionic), Agile Development / Scrum, Continuous Integration (Jenkins/Gitlab)
Applications / Frameworks
Server administration (Linux, Solaris), Client-Server-Systems, REST, JSON, Web Technologies (HTML, CSS), JDBC/Eclipselink, ROS, Databases, Networks, Revision Control Tools (Git, Subversion), Project Management Tools,
  1. German (mother tongue)
  2. English (fluent)
  3. French (basic)
  4. Latin!
Practical Skills (selection)