I worked as Head of Research in DMG MORI’s software division, the world’s largest manufacturer of CNC lathes and milling machines. After a month-long break I will be moving on to new challenges in March 2017. Otherwise, I am highly interested in tech, IT and science.
From 2012 to 2017 I managed the software focused research collaborations of the DMG MORI group (formerly known as Gildemeister AG), in particular the projects of the “it's OWL” research cluster. In March 2017 I will be moving on to a new company in the related area of industrial automation.
I studied mathematics and physics at the University of Bielefeld in Germany and hold a PhD in theoretical physics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, based on research carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Physics between 2008 and 2011. This work was continued at the Northeastern University in Boston, USA as an NSF-funded postdoctoral research associate. My research work in the area of string theory was focused on F-theory phenomenology and related mathematical questions.
Computers, electronics and fundamental science have been at the center of my interest for as long as I can remember. More recently, I have been very interested in AI research (deep learning and neural networks) and blockchain technology. When I find the time, I code simple tools, try to improve this website or write the occasional article.
Moving on to another company at the moment…