I am a senior researcher in the Cognitive Assistants group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken, Germany. There, I am co-leading the group human-centered AI in production and the Regional Future Center for AI and Digital Transformation in Saarland and Rheinland-Pfalz (RZzKI), which supports SMEs in developing appropriate AI and digitization solutions.
Before my employment at DFKI, I worked in the Test Factory of T‑Systems Enterprise Services GmbH from 2007 to 2008. In 2012, I have been a visiting research scholar at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA and received a Master of Science in Information Systems from Saarland University. In 2013, I started at DFKI and since then I have been working on several Industry 4.0 projects, being responsible for DFKI's part in the BMBF projects WALL-ET, BaSySafe and the EIT activity SmartDPA. Between September 2014 and March 2017 I joined the Software Campus program combining research with hands-on management practice in an own IT project on process mining in Industry 4.0.
I obtained my doctorate in 2022 on the topic of Sensor-Based Elicitation of Manual Assembly Processes thematically located at the intersection of AI, BPM, and Industry 4.0.

Latest projects

  • RZzKI

    RZzKI is developing a holistic approach to implementing digital transformation in small and medium-sized enterprises. Funded by the BMAS.

  • BaSySafe

    Software-based risk assessment based on management shells for safe human-machine interaction. Funded by the BMBF.

  • Basissystem Industrie 4.0 part 2

    Developing an open platform for the fourth industrial revolution. Funded by the BMBF.