How does thinking work? (How) can we instruct machines to think? And how can we use our knowledge to make machines more useful for people?
I combine 15 years of university-based research and teaching in the areas of artificial intelligence, robotics and human-machine interaction with three years of practical experience at Intuity Media Lab GmbH. As an independent scientist I produce tangible results based on scientific findings.
I am currently mostly pondering about the abililty of humans to make decisions in everyday life. I use results from psychology and behavioral economics to implement computational decision processes that resemble those of humans. The goal is not only to get better automatic responses, but also to facilitate the interaction between people and machines. The same mechanisms are interesting for defining organizational processes.
Grade: summa cum laude
passed with distinction
- Adjunct member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, as a member of the Young Scholar's Programme (2012 – 2018)
- Carl-von-Linde Junior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study of TU München (2010 – 2012)
- Junior research group leader in the cluster of excellence Cognition for Technical Systems, TU München (2009 – 2012)
Talks and Training
It was my honor and pleasure to teach this course at the European Forum Alpbach. The seminar introduced the basic principles of Artificial Intelligence to give participants a basis for evaluating ongoing public discussions. To give participants from non-technical subject areas an idea of the difficulty of programming, we had a robot programming challenge, with students playing the parts of robots, compilers and programmers.
- The fascination of AI
- Basic techniques of AI
- Machine Learning
- Cognitive processes
- Applications of AI
- User Interface Design
- Advanced Artificial Intelligence
- Dialog Systems
- Basics of Human-Computer Interaction
- Usability Engineering
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Human-Robot Interaktion