As a computer engineer with passion for hardware, I like to understand how computing systems work. Currently I guide students in programming & hardware design and build efficient & reliable processors as part of my research.

Professional experience#

Professor of embedded and autonomous systems
Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Sep 2019 - present
  • Teaching courses in programming and hardware design

  • Research in fault-tolerant and efficient computer architectures

Research scientist for embedded systems security
Apr 2017 - Mar 2019 (2 years)
  • Integrated IP blocks into SoC FPGA-based network monitoring hardware

  • Designed an architecture for an FPGA-based cryptographic accelerator for OpenSSL

  • Researched on security of new FPGA-based processing architectures

Research scientist for reliable embedded systems
University of Bremen
Jan 2013 - Nov 2016 (~4 years)
  • Researched on fault-tolerance techniques for digital circuits

  • Developed a tool for applying parity-based error detection on netlists

  • Developed a tool for error injection on technology netlists for fault-tolerance tests

Research scientist for avionics systems
DLR – German Aerospace Center
Mar 2012 - Mar 2015 (~3 years)
  • Developed FPGA-based digital circuits for a satellite computer

  • Developed a Makefile-based workflow automation frontend for different synthesis tools

  • Prepared an ESA research proposal on a new valve control system for Ariane 5

Intern for hardware design
Jun 2010 - Feb 2012 (1 year 9 months)
  • Developed an FPGA-based 10 Gbit/s sensor data acquisition system

  • Designed and assembled high frequency PCBs

  • Evaluated POF transceivers and jitter cleaners for magnetic field environments

Academic education#

University of Bremen
Jan 2013 - Aug 2017
Computer engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Oct 2005 - Feb 2012


Visiting researcher
FPGA/Parallel Computing Lab, University of Southern California
Feb 2020 (1 month)

Prepared a research proposal about acceleration of machine learning algorithms using new FPGA architectures.

Berlin cohort participant
Entrepreneur First
Apr 2019 - May 2019 (2 months)
  • Took part in the entrepreneurship program where you can find a co-founder and build your own company

  • Worked with different co-founders on ideas like efficient bioinformatics data processing, speech data analysis for large construction sites and robotics for hazardous environments


Next-generation genomic data analysis for clinics and research
Oct 2020 - Oct 2022
  • University-internal project grant of 40 k€

  • Acceleration of genomic data analysis algorithms using new FPGA architectures

  • development of a user-friendly information retrieval system for oncologists

Reliable Computing on Many-core Processors
Jan 2020 - Dec 2021
  • Travel grant of 8 k€

  • Continuation of my PhD work – scaling error detection-based fault-tolerance to many-core processors

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Volunteer work#

University sports Aachen and Bremen
2008 - 2012, 2013 - 2017

Gave weekly aquafitness classes for students and adults

KaWo1 dormitory Aachen
2006 - 2012
  • Developed a microcontroller-based electronic washing machine reservation system for 450 residents. The system was operational for six years.

  • Installed and maintained IT infrastructure, repaired washing machines.

Roboterclub Aachen
2005 - 2007

Built robots for the annual robotics contest Eurobot