I am a software engineer at X in Mountain View, CA. I am currently working on moonshots in robotics where we create radical new technologies to solve some of the world's hardest problems.
On this website you can find my publications and academic reasearch that I did during my postdoctoral research at University of Southern California and during my PhD at University of Freiburg. My research interests include state estimation techniques and autonomous navigation for resource-constrained embedded microsystems in the context of robotics. Have a look at my research interests for more details.

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2018-06I joined X in Mountain View
2014-10I joined Bosch in Palo Alto
2014-02We organized the Workshop on Robotic Monitoring at RSS 2014
2013-10I received the Wolfgang-Gentner-Award for my PhD thesis
2013-07I moved to Los Angeles
2013-06PhD defense - summa cum laude
2013-04I submitted my PhD thesis
2011-03First autonomous flight of our blimp in an indoor environment with obstacles and narrow passages
2010-12The Motion Analysis motion capture system was delivered
2009-05Our PhD Program Embedded Microsystems has been approved for 4.5 additional years of funding
2008-07I was admitted to the PhD Program Embedded Microsystems
2008-07I received my master degree ("Diplom")
2007-10Our team won the first place at the indoor race of the Sick Robot Day
2004-10I designed and implemented my first robot navigation system on the B21 robot "Albert".