After finishing my Ph.D., I left the AIS group to work in the industry. From 2007 until 2013, I was a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, working in the research lab for Autonomous Intelligent Systems headed by Wolfram Burgard. I was involved in the subproject R6-[SpaceGuide] of the SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition. From 2001 until 2007, I studied computer science at the University of Freiburg with minor subject cognitive science, specializing in artificial intelligence and robotics. From 2004 until 2006, I worked on multimodal human-robot interaction in the junior research group Humanoid Robots headed by Sven Behnke.
I am generally interested in robotics, machine learning, and perception. In recent years, I worked on several topics including scene analysis, RFID-based localization, speech processing, autonomous exploration, search in unknown environments, and human-robot interaction.