I am a professor at Reutlingen University, where my teaching focus lies in the foundations of computer science, and research affiliate at the Centre for Quantum Mathematics at the University of Southern Denmark. My research interests revolve around the theory and applications of global analysis as well as Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and play the saxophone. At the university I lead the big band of the university.

After my thesis work in geometric topology and Chern-Simons gauge theory under the supervision of Paul Kirk at Indiana University Bloomington I was a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in Bonn before I joined the global analysis group of Werner Müller and Matthias Lesch at Bonn University. In 2009 I initiated and co-organized the conference „Chern-Simons Gauge Theory: 20 years after“ at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, supported by the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics. The workshop addressed developments in Chern-Simons Theory since the landmark paper „Quantum field theory and the Jones polynomial“ written by Edward Witten in 1989 which started this research area and won him the Fields medal. We were fortunate to have Edward Witten participate and present an inspiring lecture at the conference. Afterwards I became a member of the Center for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces at Aarhus University before I started as a researcher at TWT GmbH Science & Innovation where I used my expertise in global analysis and differential geometry to tackle industrial problems like mesh smoothing and topology optimization. At Reutlingen University my focus shifted to Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence.

Apart from these problems I have been working on combining psychoacoustic neuroscience and geometry to explain certain aspects in music theory.

## Research Interests

Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

CAD/CAE/Finite Element Method

Global Analysis, Chern-Simons Theory

Psychoacoustic Neuroscience, Music Theory and Geometry

## Short CV

**since 2018 **Professor of Applied Informatics at the Department of Informatics, Reutlingen University**since 2019** Research Affiliate Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces, University of Southern Denmark**2016-2018 **Lecturer at the Department of Informatics, Reutlingen University**2012-2018** Head of Mathematical Methods (Innovation Management), Head of Industrial Mathematics (ICT), Senior Researcher, TWT GmbH Science & Innovation**since 2009** Research Affiliate, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces, Aarhus University**2005-2009** Assistant Professor, Global Analysis Group Lesch/Müller, Bonn University**2004-2005** Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Instute for Mathematics, Bonn**2001** Research Consultant, YY Technologies, Mountain View, California**1998-2004** PhD Studies, Indiana University Bloomington**1995-1998** Undergraduate Studies, Free University of Berlin