address: Telecooperation Office (TecO),
Vincenz-Prießnitz-str. 1, Room 204
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Building 07.07, Room 204
phone: +49 (0) 721 608 4-1709
fax: +49 (0) 721 608 4-1702
I am currently working on the project Towards a Mobile, Hybrid Cloud which is funded by the EIT ICT Labs within the Activity Computing in the Cloud. My research interests include context and activity recognition in embedded systems with emphasis on distributed recognition systems and group activity recognition.
As of October 2013 I am no longer a TecO employee and am actively working on new application areas for activity recognition at my own startup. For more recent information check out my personal WEBSITE.
- 09/2012 – 11/2012 Visiting researcher at the ETH Zurich in The Electronics Lab (IfE) with Prof. Gerhard Tröster and Dr. Daniel Roggen
- 06/2010 – Research Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems, TecO Group, under the supervision and advisement of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Beigl.
- 05/2009 – 05/2010 Research Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate at the Technische Universität Braunschweig in the Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks , under the supervision and advisement of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Beigl.
- 08/2007 – 02/2008 Study abroad at the Universidad de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Concentration: artificial intelligence
- 04/2006 – 05/2009 Master of Science in Computer Science from at the Technische Universität Braunschweig .
- 04/2005 – 04/2006 Application developer at Miltenyi Biotec in Cologne, Germany.
- 09/2004 – 02/2005 Study abroad at the Universität Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany. Concentration: German language studies
- 09/2000 – 02/2005 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Combined with Physics at the State University of New York at Albany.
Awards and Nominations
- Best Paper Award for the paper “Reconciling Cloud and Mobile Computing using Activity-Based Predictive Caching” at the Fifth International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE 2013)
- Honorable Mention Award and Best Paper Nominee for the paper Energy-Efficient Activity Recognition using Prediction, the Sixteenth International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2012)
- Best Demo Nominee Program Your Reality with dinam-mite, the Ninth International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive’11)
- Best Paper Nominee ActiServ: Activity Recognition Service for Mobile Phones, the Fourteenth International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2010)
- Best Paper Nominee A Novel Micro-Vibration Sensor for Activity Recognition: Potential and Limitations, in Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2010)
- Chair for Student Travel Grants of the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014)
- Member of the program committee of the 12th nternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2013)
- Visiting Researcher at the ETH Zurich in The Electronics Lab (IfE) with Prof. Gerhard Tröster
- Member of the program committee of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2012)
- General program co-chair of the Third Workshop on Context-Systems Design, Evaluation and Optimisation(CoSDEO 3) in conjunction with the The Eighth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems:Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2011)
- Member of the program committee of the 1st International Workshop on Frontiers in Activity Recognition using Pervasive Sensing (IWFAR 2011) in conjunction with the Ninth International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2011)
- General program co-chair of the Second Workshop on Context-Systems Design, Evaluation and Optimisation(CoSDEO 2011) in conjunction with the 24th International Conference on
Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2011)
- Co-chair of the Workshop on Ultra-Low-Cost Wireless Sensor Networks and their Applications (ULC-WSN) at the 7th International Conference in Networked Sensing Systems (INSS’10)
- Reviewer for IEEE Internet Computing Magazine
- Master’s Course: Context Sensitive Systems, KIT, 2013
- Benjamin Fischer’s Master’s Thesis: ” Predictive Caching in mobile CRM Systems using Reliable context recognition “, KIT, Ongoing
- Sven Frauen’s Master’s Thesis: “A Framework for Using Context to Predict Correlated Environmental Parameters”, KIT, March 2013
- Master’s Course: Context Sensitive Systems, KIT, 2012
- Jürgen Czerny, Master’s Thesis: “Using Prediction to Conserve Energy in Embedded Systems”, KIT, 2011
- Jan-Hendrik Hanne, Master’s Thesis: “Embedded sensor data classification with analysis of energy consumption”, TU Braunschweig, 2011
- Martin Alexander Neumann, Master’s Project: “A Programming and Runtime Environment for WSN Applications on the D-Bridge Platform”, TU Braunschweig, 2010
- Florian Witt, Bachelor’s Thesis: “Development of a MicroSD Expansion Board for the Akiba Sensor Node”, TU Braunschweig, 2009
- Currently: Towards a Mobile, Hybrid Cloud This project is a continuation of the 2012 project Towards a Mobile Cloud and has the goal to deliver concepts and tools for managing specific aspects of hybrid cloud environments, including the optimization of quality of service and resource usage, and the manageability of heterogeneous environments. My research in this project is towards improving the user experience of mobile user devices by deciding in a context-dependent manner at run-time which parts of the required functionality shall be executed on the device and which parts shall be executed in the cloud.
- Currently: Practical Human Activity Recognition The goal of this project is to create practical approaches to human activity recognition (HAR). My research focus is on group activity recognition with a focus on algorithms and exploratory research
- Towards a Mobile Cloud This project conducts research in order to support next-generation elastic mobile clouds, where mobile scenarios are consistently supported by cloud environments. My research in this project is towards improving the user experience of mobile user devices by deciding in a context-dependent manner at run-time which parts of the required functionality shall be executed on the device and which parts shall be executed in the cloud.
- dinam-mite: Platform-as-a-Service for wireless sensor network applications The dinam concept is a novel approach to simplified rapid development of wireless sensor network applications as well as an according WSN platform. My research here was on embedded systems, embedded development environments (IDE) and programming methods and wireless sensor network usability.
- CHOSeN: Cooperative Hybrid Objects Sensor Networks The goal of this project was to develop adaptable, scalable wireless sensing systems for automotive (FIAT) and aeronautic (EADS/Airbus) applications. My research within this project was on developing scalable wireless communication protocols and a middleware application for the novel wireless sensor network technology developed within the project (Infineon/TU Wien).
- SenseCAST The aim of the project is to develop new methods for context prediction in wireless sensor networks and to utilise these for dynamic adaptation and optimisation of network behaviour. My research focus was on embedded recognition and prediction algorithms, with emphasis on low-power and low-complexity execution.
- RELATE The goal of RELATE is to research spatial relationships between tangible objects that together form an interface both in P2P location hardware, software (recognition, protocols, applications) and user applications. As a student my work here was to integrate all partner contributions into a final project demonstrator of generic building blocks for a lightweight short range (room size) location system that does NOT require infrastructure, administration, configuration or management and can be integrated into everyday objects.