Professional Experience

03/2015 – present
Lecturer for selected courses from the Bachelor and Master Programme
Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany.

  • Lecturer for the E-Business mobile software development projects: Design and implementation of Android and iOS applications for several E-Business domains
  • Lecturer for the master program course “Mobile Semantic Computing: Principles and Applications”.

03/2013 – present
Senior Research Scientist and Research Group Leader (since 12/2015)
Lecturer at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) –– Research Group Knowledge Management, Karlsruhe, Germany.

  • Project leader in several national and international research projects, e.g., Cyber-Physical Systems (Industry 4.0), E-Learning, Ontology-based Knowledge Management, Robotics, Digital Heritage etc.
  • Coordinator of several industry cooperations
  • Coordination of research proposal activities in national (BMWi, BMBF, ZIM, KMU Innovativ) and european (FP7, H2020) research programs
  • Coordinator of the department’s knowledge management activities
  • Supervision of PhD-, Master-, and Bachelor students
  • Participation in several lectures at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Knowledge Management, Semantic Web Technologies II, Grundlagen der Informatik, Technology Enhanced Learning, Information Integration and Mobile Applications

10/2010 – 02/2013
University Assistant
Research Group Multimedia Information Systems, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Self-dependent contribution to the research group’s teaching, research, and administrative activities
  • Research activities in the domain of multimedia information systems, mobile application development, mobile Augmented Reality (AR), and Linked Data integration
  • Lecture design and planing of selected master and bachelor courses
  • Development of a Linked Data-based processing and replication infrastructure for mobile Augmented Reality applications
  • Participation in academic self-administrative activities
  • Contribution to the FP7 EU research project PRECIOUS

02/2007 – 09/2010
Research Scientist and Lecturer
Department of Distributed and Multimedia Information Systems, University of Vienna, Austria.

  • Contribution to the department’s teaching, research, and administrative activities
  • Key researcher in the EC-funded FP6 research project PROLIX and the FFG-funded national research project MobiSem
  • Internal project manager and lead developer in several software engineering and multimedia projects.
  • Development of a mobile client infrastructure for the context-dependent replication of RDF data sets onto mobile devices
  • Coordination of development projects for mobile Semantic Web applications
  • Contribution in national and EC-funded research proposals

10/2004 – 03/2006
Research Associate and Software Architect
Empolis Information Management GmbH, Rimpar, Germany.

  • Researcher and developer in the EC-funded FP6 research project METOKIS
  • Specification and development of an ontology-based transformation engine for a commercial ontology editing tool and the Protégé ontology editor
  • Development of an ontology-based search engine for multimedia learning content
  • Contribution to project deliverables and research proposals

03/2002 – 11/2002
Student Researcher
University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg, Germany in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in the context of the “High-Tech Offensive Zukunft Bayern”.

  • Development of an XML/XSLT-based transformation tool for the generation of media-independent print templates for the Fraunhofer research reports
  • Design and implementation of XSL-FO-based transformation templates

09/2001 – 06/2002
Software Developer
PASS IT-Consulting Group Aschaffenburg/Frankfurt a. M. in collaboration with the PASS IT-Consulting Group India.

  • Specification and development of a Web-based idea management system in the context of an international and distributed software engineering project
  • Development of an Internet-based search engine using XML, JSP, and Enterprise JavaBeans for the financial institution “Deutsche Ausgleichsbank”, Frankfurt a. M.

04/2001 – 09/2001
Software Developer and Trainee
PASS IT-Consulting and Application Development GmbH, Würzburg, Germany.

  • Software development using different XML-based technologies (XSLT, XSL-FO, DOM, SAX) and XML frameworks (e.g. Cocoon)
  • Web development using JavaServer Pages (JSP) and eXtensible Server Pages (XSP)

09/2000 – 12/2000
Research Associate
Institute for Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, University of Würzburg, Germany.
Project for the computer-aided statistical survey of patient data for the Rehabilitationswissenschaftlichen Forschungsverband Bayern (RFB)

  • Creation of a Web-based tool for the acquisition of statistical patient data
  • Maintenance and extension of the Institute’s Web presence

09/1999 – 02/2000
Research Associate and Trainee
Research & Development Department of the PASS IT-Consulting Group and Services in Frankfurt a. M., Germany.

  • Feasibility assessments of novel Java-based technologies
  • Evaluation of distributed application frameworks (JINI) and message-oriented middleware frameworks
  • Development of database applications
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