Dr. Lutz Frommberger
Computer Scientist
Professional Experience

12/2015 - now

Sahana Software Foundation
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.

07/2011 - 03/2015

International Lab for Local Capacity Building (Capacity Lab), University of Bremen
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

01/2010 - 06/2011

APF Priority Program, University of Bremen
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

06/2003 - 12/2009

SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition, University of Bremen
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)


06/2003 - 08/2009

Doctoral Degree in Computer Science (Dr.-Ing.)
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)

10/1993 - 12/2002

Diploma in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.)
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!