On this page, you can CV find my in an informal version. A formal CV is available on a short term notice both in English and German language.
Extremely concise CV
- Born in Bonn
- From the winter term 2003/2004 Student of Computer Science at Bonn University, minor subject biology
- 2009: Finished studies (Thesis about Evolutionary Algorithms and Swarm Behavior)
Current state: I am Product Manager Business Analytics at IVU Traffic Technologies AG and work on topics in the Area of DataScience and Predictive Analytics. Before, I was Head of Release Engineering with IVU and worked on topics in the DevOps Context. In both cases, I was (respectively: I am) responsible for enabling the fields across six development teams in two development departments. As a result, I have quite some experiences in taking care for teams in changing environments.
From January 1st, 2017, I will hold a staff position at Procter & Gamble, enabling certain processes to use DataScience techniques.
Usually, I code in Java and Python.
Aside from computer science, I am very interested in how the new means of communication change society. I am also fascinated by the society's transition from a paper-based one to a mixture of paper-based and digital – and sometimes staggered by what can go wrong during this transition.
In contrast to other computer scientists, I really like to give talks (the original, German version of this one has more than 170.000 views).
All of this suggests that I should have studied some social science in addition to computer science, but even though I didn't, I'm quite happy.
I also like to write and to present information to readers in an easily understandable way. Additionally, I have a strong passion for topics like Data Science and Machine Learning. One of the results of this combination is my manuscript "A brief Introduction of Neural Networks" which I extend every once in a while, and which has been downloaded more than 100.000 times.
Additionally, I like listening to movie scores.
As a further activity, I'd like to name keeping Ants (unfortunately only available in German) – which seems to suggest itself for a person interested in collective behavior. Anyway, it is really recreative to build a habitat for the ants, then watch the colony grow. I also like to photograph, which is a nice combination with the ant keeping. I also try to be outside a lot and always like to accompany some biologist friends on their field trips. Often I try to cover their findings by photography, which the biologists then like in turn (here are some photos of hornets and of woodpeckers feeding their young ones).