I am a post-doctoral researcher in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Previously, I have been with the HCI Lab at Saarland University and Saarland Informatics Campus. I completed my PhD with summa cum laude at the University of Oldenburg under the supervision of Susanne Boll (2019). My PhD thesis on 'Designing Socially Acceptable Body-worn Cameras' was recognized with the Helene-Lange-Award 2020 and the UGO Outstanding Dissertation Award 2021.
My research investigates how we might address social and societal challenges through technology design, while also acknowledging that some of these challenges and tensions are created by technology in the first place. I am convinced that it is the way we create technology that needs to adapt, not the human. Thus, my research is dedicated to creating computing technology that is not only usable and enjoyable but also sustainable, ethical and socially acceptable. My work combines empirical user research, prototyping, and fabrication with aspects of artificial intelligence, including deep learning and computer vision. It was regognized with the TEI'18 Best Paper Award, the ETRA'19 Best Demo/Video Award, and Honorable Mention Awards at CHI'20 and CHI'14.
I hold a M.Sc. (2013), and B.Sc. (2010) in Media Informatics from Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich (LMU). In the past years, I had the exciting opportunity to visit and work with research labs at different universities, including ETH Zurich, the University of Glasgow, and TU Berlin. From 2011 to 2013, I was part of the Research & Development department of metaio GmbH (now part of Apple Inc.), where I primarily worked on Image Classification, Tracking and 3D Reconstruction; For instance for the Audi eKurzinfo, the IKEA App and EFA 2014/2. I still have a deep fondness for Augmented Reality (AR).
In my free time, I enjoy outdoor sports, including running, cycling, mountaineering, and skiing. On rainy days I love 3D printing, hardware hacking and sketching. Most importantly, I am always on the lookout for a great cappuccino.
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