Work Experience

The PDF version of my CV can be found here.

My PhD Thesis can be found here here.

Awards

2017

ERCIM Cor Baayen Award 2017: Finalist

2017

MMSys 2017: The DASH Industry Forum Excellence in DASH Award 2017 (second place)

2016

ACM Hypertext 2016 (HT'16): Ted Nelson Newcomer Award

2015

Awardee of the ARD/ZDF Förderpreis "Frauen + Medientechnologie" 2015 (2015 Award "Women + Media Technology", granted by Germany’s public broadcasters ARD and ZDF)

2015

ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) Honorable Mention recognition in the 2015 SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award

2001

Recognition of the Vocational Training Certificate by the Lower Bavarian Government

Experience

Developer and Data Scientist

March 2018 - present

Tiledmedia B.V.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands | http://tiledmedia.com/


Postdoc: ERCIM Fellowship/Researcher

October 2016 - December 2017

CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands | https://www.cwi.nl/


Lecturer

March 2017 - May 2017

Technische Universität (TU) Chemnitz

Technische Universität (TU) Chemnitz, Germany | https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/


Research Scientist

October 2015 - September 2016

FX Palo Alto Laboratories

Palo Alto, CA, USA | http://www.fxpal.com/


Research and Teaching Assistant

October 2008 - Sept. 2015

Distributed Information Systems Group, Information Systems II Group

University of Passau, Germany | http://www.fim.uni-passau.de/en/distributed-information-systems/


Teacher for Information and Communication Systems

September 2010 - June 2011

Deggendorf County School for Electronic Data Processing (EDV-Schulen des Landkreises Deggendorf)

Plattling, Germany | http://www.edvschule-plattling.de/


Teacher for Programming Languages

June/July 2013

Karl-Peter-Obermaier Vocational School (Karl-Peter-Obermaier-Schule)

Passau, Germany | https://www.bspa.de/


IT Specialist

April 2003 - August 2003

Pharmatrade GmbH & Co. KG

Regensburg, Germany


IT Specialist

August 2001 - March 2003

ALSO ABC Trading GmbH

Straubing, Germany | https://www.also.com/

Projects

Researcher

since 10/2016

DASH Delivery Optimization

  • Project description: Improvement of video stream delivery using HTTP adaptive streaming.
  • Funded by: internal
  • Work in the project: Data analysis, network visualization demo including user interface design and testing, implementation of an LTE logging app for Android, collection of data samples in the Netherlands, Germany and the US, data visualization, improvement of DASH Assisting Network Elements (DANE) algorithms for 600 players, test analysis of video upload app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands |


Researcher

10/2016 - 12/2017

2-IMMERSE

  • Project description: Delivery of single & multi-screen content services for immersive, customized and shared experiences in homes and social spaces.
  • Funded by: EU H2020 ICT
  • Work in the project: Co-design and test of the authoring/creation environment.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands | https://2immerse.eu/


Researcher

10/2016 - 12/2017

Chat2Doc

  • Project description: In Chat2Doc the linear chat interface of messaging apps was extended with threads and additional features to make those more efficient for small task oriented groups. Knowledge extraction from chat conversation with machine learning was intended to prepare instructions for future use.
  • Funded by: internal
  • Work in the project: Project lead, requirement analysis, surveys about user interface concepts and features, software design and implementation, filed two patents in the US.

Palo Alto, CA, USA | http://www.fxpal.com/


Researcher

09/2013 – 08/2016

mirKUL

  • Project description: In mirKUL (Kollaborative Unterstützung von Arbeits- und Lernprozessen im Unternehmen mit mobilen interaktiven Multimedia-Anwendungen), the innovation potential of the SIVA Suite as a cost efficient and legally compliant tool for multimedia supported, personalized, and contextualized knowledge transfer in SMEs was validated.
  • Funded by: BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), project number 03V0633
  • Involvement in proposal: Substantial participation in the application process, description of the project contents, financial planning of the project.
  • Work in the project: Project lead for computer science, coordination of interdisciplinary research focuses, project administration, Usability tests, concept and development supervision of the collaboration server, the HTML5 player, and the second screen application, usability and software tests, coordination of students working in the project, reporting to BMBF.

Passau, Germany http://www.mirkul.uni-passau.de


Researcher

10/2012 – 06/2014

MobileTechTeach

  • Project description: In MobileTechTeach (mobile multimediale Hilfesysteme für technische Anwendungen in KMU), the SIVA Suite was extended with collaborative functions to be used in technical applications in SMEs.
  • Funded by: European Social Fonds (ESF) (Förderaktivität/Aktion 9)
  • Involvement in proposal: Substantial participation in the application process, description of the project contents, financial planning of the project.
  • Work in the project: concept and development supervision of the collaboration server, software tests, coordination of students working in the project, reporting to ESF Bayern.

Passau, Germany


Researcher

10/2010 – 09/2012

iVi-Pro 2.0

  • Project description: In iVi-Pro 2.0 (Interaktives Video im Zeitalter von Mobilität und Kollaboration), the SIVA Suite was tested in usability tests. It was extended with mobile player application and collaborative features for video editing.
  • Funded by: European Social Fonds (ESF) (Förderaktivität/Aktion 9)
  • Involvement in proposal: Substantial participation in the application process, description of the project contents.
  • Work in the project: Usability tests, concept and development supervision of the Android and the iPhone/iPad, software tests, coordination of students working in the project, organization and execution of project workshops and trade fair presences, reporting to ESF Bayern.

Passau, Germany


Researcher

10/2008 – 09/2010

iVi-Pro

  • Project description: In iVi-Pro (Interaktives Video Editierungstool zum netzwerkbasierten Wissenstransfer), an interactive video editing tool (SIVA Suite) was implemented as an integrated software solution which enabled network-based knowledge transfer.
  • Funded by: European Social Fonds (ESF) (Förderaktivität/Aktion 9)
  • Work in the project: Concept and co-implementation of the authoring tool, software tests, coordination of students working in the project, organization and execution of project workshops and trade fair presences, reporting to ESF Bayern.

Passau, Germany

Teaching Experience

Tutorial

09/2017

Tutorial on “Interactive Multimedia Applications”

INFORMATIK 2017, Chemnitz, Germany | https://informatik2017.de/tut02-interactive-multimedia/


Teaching Appointment

03/2017 - 05/2017

Lecture, exercise and project supervision in “Interactive Multimedia” for advanced Bachelor and Master students

Technische Universität (TU) Chemnitz, Germany | https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/


Teacher

06/2013 - 07/2013

Teaching activity 10th/11th grade “Application Development and Programming” (Java and C++ basics)

Karl-Peter-Obermaier Vocational School (Karl-Peter-Obermaier-Schule) Passau, Germany | https://www.bspa.de/


Teaching Assistant

Summer semester 2013

Exercises “Data Modeling”

University of Passau, Germany | http://www.uni-passau.de/


Teaching Assistant

Winter semester 11/12 and winter semester 12/13

Parts of the lecture and exercises “Data Management and Assurance of Information Quality”

University of Passau, Germany | http://www.uni-passau.de/


Teaching Assistant

Summer semester 2012

Exercises and parts of the lecture “Business Process Management”

University of Passau, Germany | http://www.uni-passau.de/


Teacher

09/2010 - 06/2011

Teaching activity 10th grade “Information and Communication Systems (Microsoft Windows)”

Deggendorf County School for Electronic Data Processing (EDV-Schulen des Landkreises Deggendorf), Germany | http://www.edvschule-plattling.de/


Teaching Assistant

Summer semester 2009 and summer semester 2010

Exercise and practicals “Web-Engineering”

University of Passau, Germany | http://www.uni-passau.de/


Teaching Assistant

Summer semester 2009

Supervisor summer camp computer science – group “Surveillance Cameras with Movement Detection”

University of Passau, Germany | http://www.uni-passau.de/

Education

PhD in Computer Science (German Dr. rer. nat.)

October 2014

University of Passau, Germany

Thesis topic: Annotated Interactive Non-linear Video - Software Suite, Download and Cache Management
Grade: 1.0 (magna cum laude)


Master's Degree in Computer Science (German Diploma)

September 2008

University of Passau, Germany

Minor: Mathematics
Thesis topic: Execution and Analysis of Handedness Tests with Algorithms of Machine Learning


State Examination for Lectureship at Secondary Schools

July 2008

University of Passau, Germany

Subjects: Computer Science, Mathematics
Thesis topic: Implementation of a System for the Evaluation of Handedness Tests Based on Biometrical Writing Systems


Apprenticeship for IT Specialist

July 2001

ALSO ABC Trading GmbH, Straubing and Karl-Peter-Obermaier Vocational School (Karl-Peter-Obermaier-Schule), Passau

Additional Qualifications

  • 2010 - Certificate for University Education (Zertifikat Hochschullehre Bayern)
  • 2005 - MCSA for Windows 2000
  • 2003 - CISCO CCNA
  • 2002 - MCP 70-217 - Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure