Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

2003-2007 University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ph.D. on computational modelling of visual attention and simulation of asymmetries, similarity and top-down effects in visual search.

Graduate Engineer / Diplom-Ingenieur

1998-2003 Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany

Combined study of computer science and electrical engineering. Specialization on intelligent systems including Artificial Neural Networks, image processing and automation in technical systems.

Work Experience

Freelance Machine Learning Engineer

from 2021 Ingenieurb├╝ro Dr. Andreas Backhaus, Magdeburg, Germany

Freelance developer of Perception AI solutions. Design and implementation of soft-sensors from systematic data acquisition to neural network model development and training as well as subsequent deployment in technical systems and services.

Deputy Head of Department - Chief Scientist

2009-2021 Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, Magdeburg, Germany

Department of Biosystems Engineering: Soft-sensor and Perception AI systems for applications like smart / precision farming, plant phenotyping, cosmetic / hair care and consumer electronics. Project manager and machine learning engineer in public and industrial research and development.

PostDoc - Marie-Curie Fellow

2007-2009 University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Department of Animal and Plant Science: Design and development of imaging systems for high-throughput phenotyping of plant material.

Student Worker

2000-2001 RG Learning Systems, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

Work on Neural Networks for modelling technical machinery, analysis and prediction of time series. Development of software tools for streamlining and automation of neural network creation.