I'm a researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction group (MCI) of the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS). My general research interests include concepts and applications in the field of Pervasive Computing developing context-aware systems that put users and their context at the center. Currently, I am looking into ways to augment human memory by marrying concepts from the field of cognitive psychology with pervasive technologies. This includes measuring key indicators for human attention levels and optimizing knowledge acquisition points accordingly. The resulting concepts can be applied to proactive recommendations, human-to-human communication, reading and learning.
I graduated with a Diploma in Media Computer Science from the University of Munich, then did my Master's degree in Web Science at the University of San Francisco and received an Honors degree in Technology Management from the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) in Munich. Before starting my Ph.D., I worked at TinyCo (art so cute it hurts your face) and Yahoo! in the Bay Area.