Curriculum Vitae


Scientific career

  • from 10/2017 Robot house research coordinator (research fellow)
    Adaptive Systems Research Group (University of Hertfordshire)
    EPSRC Stragegic Equipment Grant Robot House 2.0

    Robot house research coordinator and technical manager

  • 09/2017 - 04/2015 Post-doctoral researcher
    Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) and Applied Informatics (Bielefeld University)
    Large-scale project Cognitive service robotics apartment

    Coordination and arbitration of interactive resources

  • 12/2014 - 01/2009 Full-time researcher
    Applied Informatics and Collaborative Research Cluster 673 Alignment in Communication (Bielefeld University)
    Project Interaction space

    Interaction space in applied social robotics

Part-time work

  • 09/2008 - 10/2006 Research assistant
    Applied Informatics (Bielefeld University)

    Programming work for human-robot interaction

  • 03/2012 - 08/2004 Student tutor
    Faculty of Technology (Bielefeld University)

    Courses in algorithms and datastrucutres, project development, computer vision, and pattern recognition


  • 02/2015 - 01/2009 Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.)
    Bielefeld University, Faculty of Technology - Doctorate program Intelligent systems
    Final grade very good
  • 01/2009 - 10/2006 Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    Bielefeld University, Faculty of Technology - Masters program Intelligent systems
    Final grade 1.1
  • 09/2006 - 10/2003 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
    Bielefeld University, Faculty of Technology - Bachelors program ``Bioinformatics and genome research''
    Final grade 1.5
  • 07/2003 - 08/1994 High-school diploma (Abitur)
    Thomas-Morus Gymnasium, Oelde
    Final grade 1.8

Pending Grant Applications

  • 2019 Assuring safety and social credibility - small feasibility project
    Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP)
    Lloyd’s Register Foundation, University of York


  • 2010 Best Student Paper Award
    International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2010 - Singapore
  • 2009 Best graduation degree in Intelligent systems
    Faculty of Technology (Bielefeld University)

Additional Qualifications

Linguistic proficiency

  • German - Mother tongue
  • English - Very good knowledge
  • Polish - Basic knowledge

Event organization and presentation

  • 08/2018 Workshop co-organizer
    Social Cues in Robot Interaction, Trust and Acceptance
    International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
    Nanjing, China
  • 10/2017 Publication chair
    International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI)
    Bielefeld, Germany
  • 10/2017 Workshop co-organizer and speaker
    Multicentric Interaction with Smart Homes and Home Robots
    International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI)
    Bielefeld, Germany
  • 11/2016 Main workshop organizer
    Embodied Interaction with Smart Environments
    International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI)
    Tokyo, Japan
  • 08/2012 Track organizer and tutor
    Interaction Strategies in the Peripersonal Space
    Summer School 'Verbal and non-verbal interaction'
    CITEC, Bielefeld, Germany

Extracurricular education and training

  • 07/2011 VVV RobotCub
    Summer School - Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
    Sestri Levante, Italy
  • 10/2010 Structure of Cognitive Motion
    Summer School - Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
    Bielefeld, Germany
  • 01/2008 Human-Robot Interaction
    Winter School - FP6 Project Cognitive Robot Companion (COGNIRON)
    Lausanne, Switzerland
  • In-house education
    • 04/2018 First Aid at Work Certificate
    • 10/2013 Publikationslisten erstellen und pflegen mit PUB (create and maintain publication lists)
    • 07/2011 Überzeugend Präsentieren (give a convincing presentation)
    • 07/2009 Academic Writing in English
    • 06/2009 Project- and Self-management in a Ph.D. program

Core competences

  • Scientific: Social robotics, non-verbal signaling, systems engineering, component coordination, resource arbitration
  • Technologies: Distributed Systems (ROS, RSB, Yarp), Continous Integration (Git, Jenkins, Maven), Software Engineering (Netbeans, Linux)
  • Languages: Java, C++, LaTeX, R, Matlab, Bash

Further experience

  • Presentation: Exhibitor at CEBIT (Hannover, 2008), RoboDays (Odense, 2009), Automatica (Munich, 2010 & 2012)
  • Teaching: Supervision of bachelor and master theses, organization of seminars and tutorials

Supervision of theses

  • 09/2017 Master thesis Goal-driven competitive behaviors as an intelligent home control
  • 11/2013 Master thesis Analysing Human-Human Behaviour in Shared Space for Improving Human-Robot Interaction
  • 08/2011 Bachelor thesis Automatisches Akquirieren Visueller Training Sets für Erkennungsalgorithmen
  • 04/2011 Master thesis An Online Stereo Calibration System for Humanoid Robots demonstrated on the iCub Platform


  • Su. 2015 Social robotics
  • Su. 2012 Applied speech processing
  • Su. 2011 Vision for 3D - 3D for vision
  • Su. 2010 Image-based tracking methods
  • Wi. 2009 Spatial interaction between humans and robots


  • Wi. 2012, Wi. 2011 Musterklassifikation (pattern recognition)
  • Su. 2011 Computer Vision
  • Wi. 2010 Bildverarbeitung (image processing)
  • Su. 2006, Wi. 2005 Techniken der Projektentwicklung I & II (project development)
  • Wi. 2005 Unix Praktikum (applied basic Unix)
  • Su. 2005, Wi. 2004 Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen I & II (algorithms & data structures)