Curriculum Vitae

Education

since 10/2018

PhD program, Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.
PhD Thesis: “An Interaction Design for AI-enhanced Assistive Human-Robot Collaboration“.

09/2013 – 08/2015

Master program, Distributed Information Systems at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Bocholt, Germany.
Graduation Master of Science (Aug 2015); Final Grade M.Sc.: “very good with distinction” (∅ 1.1).
Master Thesis: “Conception and prototypical realization of a software architecture for a distributed system for recording, processing and analysis of energy consumption data”.

09/2008 – 08/2011

Bachelor program, Information Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen, Bocholt, Germany.
Graduation Bachelor of Science (Aug 2011); Final Grade B.Sc.: “good” (∅ 2.2).
Bachelor Thesis: “Process optimization of a charging system for coffee roasting plants under a continuous analysis of the weighing process”.

09/2006 – 06/2008

Berufskolleg Bocholt-West, Schule des Kreises Borken, Bocholt, Germany
Degree: Fachhochschulreife, Final Grade: ∅ 2.3

Academic Work Experience

since 09/2023

Research Assistant / Ph.D. student in Human-Computer & Human-Robot Interaction at the TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany.
Working in a BMBF funded research project (DoF-Adaptiv) in the field of Human-Computer Interaction and Inclusive Human-Robot Interaction.

10/2017 – 08/2023

Research Assistant / Ph.D. student in Human-Computer & Human-Robot Interaction at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Working in two BMBF funded research projects (MobILe and DoF-Adaptiv) in the field of Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Robot Interaction.

02/2015 – 10/2017

Research Assistant at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Bocholt, Germany.
Working in a BMBF-funded research project (ZELIA) and conducting several projects in the scope of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing.

09/2009 – 06/2011

Physics Lecture Tutor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, of the the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Bocholt, Germany.

Industry Work Experience

01/2011 – 02/2016

Development Engineer at PROBAT-Werke von Gimborn Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Emmerich am Rhein, Germany.
PLC programmer and electrical engineer for industrial coffee roasting machines. Application programmer for production data acquisition of industrial coffee roasting plants and data exchange with the customers enterprise resource planning software.

08/2006 – 06/2008

Apprentice at Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH & Co. KG., Bocholt, Germany.
Electronics Technician for Equipment and Systems, Field: Information and
Communication Technology.

Awards

2015

Student Award Winner: for the best final grade of the master course “Distributed Information Systems” of the year 2015.

Volunteering

since 03/2009

Rescue expert and SAR commander for the German Emergency Quick Response Unit for World-wide Disasters (SEEBA).

since 03/2003

Several roles within the Quick Response Unit of the THW, including youth group leader, infrastructure & rescue expert and general group leader.

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Scientific Services

Proceedings Chair

MuC 2024

Web Chair

CHI PLAY 2023

Student Volunteer

MUM 2017, MuC 2022, CHI 2023, MobileHCI 2023

Program Committee

ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (LBW-Track)
CHI-LBW 2023 | 2024

ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (WiP Track)
TEI-WiP 2023

Mensch und Computer (ACM In-Cooperation) (Full Paper Track)
MuC 2024

External Review

ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CHI 2018 I 19 I 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 I 24

ACM / IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
HRI 2023 I 24

IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
INTERACT 2019 | 21

ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium
UIST 2022 | 24

ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
TEI 2023

Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
NordiCHI 2022 | 24

Mensch und Computer (ACM In-Cooperation)
MuC 2019 I 20 I 21 I 22 | 23 | 24

IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
ISMAR 2024

Student Advising

Supervisor & 2nd Reviewer for Master Thesis at TU Dortmund University
Trust in AI-supported Technical Systems for People with Visual Impairments and Blindness

Supervisor for Master Thesis at University of Duisburg-Essen
Effects of Different Visual Directional Cues of an Assistive Robotic Arm on Safety
and User Acceptance

Supervisor for Bachelor Theses at University of Duisburg-Essen
Qualitative Comparison of Assistive Input Devices for Controlling a Robotic Arm
in Everyday Life


Exploring Interaction and Intervention Communication Language for Assistive
Robots in Domestic Environments

Supervisor for Master Theses at Westphalian University of Applied Sciences
Motion Intent of AI-Supported Assistive Robots: Exploring Interaction and
Visualization Concepts in a VR Simulation Study


Communication and Mapping of Directions in 3D Space utilizing Vibrotactile
Feedback

Supervisor for Bachelor Theses at Westphalian University of Applied Sciences
Communication of a Robot’s Intention to Move through Implicit Hints in
Augmented Reality


Conception, Design, and Evaluation of 2D Directional Cues for the
Communication of Robot Movement Intentions


Development and Evaluation of Discrete and Continuous
Input Control for AI-supported Assistive Robotic Arms


Exploring Natural Language Interaction with a Multi-Robot System in a Virtual
Reality Simulation

Patent

Inventor of: System and Method for Providing an Object-related Haptic Effect. German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA). File number: 102022122173 (Forthcoming)

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