Since Sep. 2015, I am a PhD student in the Brain-State Decoding Lab at the University of Freiburg which is headed by Dr. Michael Tangermann. My primary research focus is on Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCis). These are systems which can translate neuronal signals (e.g. brain signals measured from the EEG) into control commands (e.g. to allow communication or enable wheelchair control for patients, or to enrich games).
In BCI, my research is on two aspects. On the theoretical side, I work on unsupervised machine learning methods that enable learn to calibrate itself only by using unlabeled data (data where the user's intention are unknown). On the practical side, I am involved in a project exploring the feasibility and effectiveness of a training based on Brain-Computer Interfaces for patients with language deficits (aphasia) after a stroke.
Before being a PhD student, I did a BSc. of Mathematics in Potsdam (Germany) from 2009-2012. After studying abroad for one semester in Perth (Australia) I did a MSc. of Applied Mathematics / Scientific Programming as part of a European program called COSSE (Computer Simulation for Science and Engineering) from 2013-2015. In this program, I spent the first year at TU Delft (Netherlands) and my second year at KTH Stockholm (Sweden) where I wrote my Master Thesis in computational neuroscience.
I used the gap year between my Bachelors and Masters to travel around Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. During that period, I first really got in contact with photography. Some of my pictures are shown on this homepage.