Resumé

Key Achievements

  • Worked as Research Intern at Disney Research Glendale, USA
  • Best Paper and Best Short-Paper Awards for my work as undergraduate student
  • Diploma in Media Informatics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
  • Team Leader of multinational integration teams working on full flight simulators
  • Successfully lead integration to the final customer acceptance
  • Successfully administrated the computer system of a medium-sized company

Key Skills

Well organised

  • Efficiently define schedules and meet deadlines when working on an academic or professional project
  • Able to prioritise tasks and to delegate when working in a team
  • Highly self-motivated to meet objectives

Ability to quickly learn new techniques and understand complex systems

  • Successfully adapt easily between diverse work environments, which reflects in my work experience
  • Quickly gain thorough understanding of complex systems, as I have shown as lead integration specialist

Proficient in spoken and written English

  • Daily communication with PhD supervisor
  • Multiple publications in English

EDUCATION

2013 - presentPhD Student in Computer Science
Trinity College Dublin — Dublin, Ireland

 

  • Collaboration with international researchers
  • Synthesis and stylisation of facial animation
  • Simplification and Stylisation of motion capture data
  • Synthesis of realistic eye and head movement through splicing

2003 - 2009Diploma in Media Informatics (similar to M.Sc.)
Ludwig-Maximilians-University — Munich, Germany
Focus on Computer Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia Programming
Thesis Topic: “LibViz: A User Interface for the Old Library”

 

  • Demonstration Video
  • SQLite database connection to manage the recorded environment data
  • User interface design and implementation using IMGUI
ERASMUS student — Trinity College Dublin (2006 - 2007)

1997 - 1999Professional Education as Associate Engineer
Siemens AG — Munich, Germany

ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE


2016Tertiary Reviewer for Siggraph 2016
2015Lab Instructor - Computer Graphics
Trinity College Dublin — Dublin, Ireland

 

  • Student support during their weekly lab hours
  • Grading of the assignments

2015Tertiary Reviewer for Eurographics 2016
07/2014 – 10/2014Research Intern
Disney Research — Los Angeles, USA

 

  • Stylisation and synchronisation of communicative behaviour with locomotion
  • Coordination with team partners
  • Executing ground truth study
  • Implementing head movement for different locomotions based on data

2007 - 2008Research Assistant
Trinity College Dublin — Dublin, Ireland
Project Topic: “LibViz: A visualisation toolkit to support the Preservation of the Old Library”

 

  • Development of a visualisation tool for the Old Library of Trinity College Dublin
  • 3D model of the Old Library in Autodesk® 3ds Max®
  • Software concept and design
  • Implementation of the system prototype in C++/OpenGL

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

06/2011 - 03/2013Lead Integration Specialist
CAE Elektronik GmbH — Stolberg, Germany
Full Flight Simulation

 

  • defined and scheduled tasks for the integration team
  • coordinated activities with partner companies
  • supervised training for the maintenance teams
  • developed and integrated new software features

 

07/2009 - 05/2011Integration Specialist
CAE Elektronik GmbH — Stolberg, Germany
Full Flight Simulation

 

  • Distributed Simulation Framework support for CAE Germany
  • Windows Domain setup and administration
  • FireWire®;  (IEEE-1394) network setup
  • Integration of new software features

 

01/2006 - 09/2006Freelance Web Developer and Administrator
Munich, Germany

 

11/1999 - 12/2005Web Developer and System Administrator
Reger Studios GmbH — Munich, Germany

 

  • Design and development of web-image databases in Perl and PHP
  • Dynamic websites in DHTML
  • Apache Web server administration on FreeBSD
  • Windows-Network administration and End-User Support

 

10/1999Web Developer
Siemens AG — Munich, Germany

 

  • Search engine development for the human resources department

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LanguagesGerman: native
English: fluent

 

Programming languages
  • C++/OpenGL
  • Python, Perl, Shell Scripting
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® MAXScript, Autodesk® Maya Mel, Autodesk® Maya API

 

Motion Capture
  • Vicon Blade, Vicon IQ, Third Eye, Technoprops, Faceware, Faceshift

 

3D Modeling
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Maya®

 

Database
  • MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL

 

Administration
  • Apache Web server Administration on FreeBSD
  • Administration of FreeBSD file server and postfix mail server
  • Windows Domain Server
  • Nagios® IT Infrastructure Monitoring

 

HOBBIES

Motorcycling, Hiking, Swimming, Photography

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