Researcher in the field of information visualization and visual analytics.
Focus: Research and development on visualization concepts for semantic data, as well as research on process-oriented adaptive user interfaces for user support.
Project affiliation: Project leader for IGD at the EU IP project FUPOL.
Previous project affiliations (selection): Smarter Privacy, VIntEL
Software planning, development and research in the department “3D Knowledge Worlds and Semantics Visualization”. Work on the establishing of the field semantic-visualization.
Previous project affiliations (selection): THESEUS CTC-WP5, THESEUS TEXO, RURALTER
Diploma thesis in the field of e-Learning & Knowledge Management within the framework of the THESEUS-project on the subject of gesture recognition to support intuitive interaction on computer-based systems.
Network administrator for the residences in Görlitz, responsible for technology and user administration
at VESUV/IKAROS Project
Participation in the development of a dynamic tour guide (DTG). The scientific and practical emphasis of this program lies in the research and development of a mobile personalized city guide.
Planned Degree: Doctoral degree in computer sciences
Finished with diploma degree in Computer Sciences (master of science equivalence) – Dipl.-Inf. (FH)
Finished with A-Level Certification – Abitur,
Advanced Courses: Math and Physics
After reaching his A-Level Certification (Abitur) on the Gotthold-Ephraim-Lessing-Gymnasium Kamenz, he accomplishes the general military service at the German Army Forces (Bundeswehr).
Subsequently, he starts to study computer sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz. He works during his praxis semester on the VESUV and IKAROS research projects on the Dynamic Tour Guide (DTG) under the leadership of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus ten Hagen. The scientific and practical focus lays on the exploration and development of a mobile personalized tour guide. He wrote his diploma thesis at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research in Darmstadt to the topic of “Gesture Recognition for supporting intuitive Interactions on computer-based Systems” within the THESEUS research project under the leadership of Dipl.-Ing. Kawa Nazemi (supervisor) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus ten Hagen (lecturer). In this work he developed a method to use the WiiMote-controller, as a representative intuitive interaction device, in (Web-)Applications by the use of human gestures.
Besides his study, he worked as network administrator for the dormitories in Görlitz and was responsible for the entire network and network components, next to the administration of the users.
Afterwards, he works and researches as scientific worker at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research on several national and international research projects as well as on industrial projects, such as the BMWi funded projects THESEUS-CTC and THESEUS-TEXO, the BMVg funded projects VIntEl, state Hesse funded project Signal Tracing, the European Union funded projects RURALeNTER and FUPOL and others. The main research focus lays on Semantic and Adaptive Visualizations for enhanced access to semantical information. Later, the focus extended on Visual Analytics and Business Analytics, in particular on Visual Trend Analysis in Digital Libraries. The developments are primary done on the SemaVis-Framework, which become a standard visualization technology for a wide range of data processing and visualizations.
Currently, he works part time at the Research Center for Applied Informatics with the major goal to strengthen the research activities and building an research infrastructure at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Furthermore, he works and researches in the research group on Human-Computer Interaction & Visual Analytics at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in particular in the area of Business Analytics to develop visual solutions for innovation, technology and risk management.