As a postdoctoral researcher in the 'Computational Neuroscience'
group, I focus on the modeling and understanding of cognition in mammals:
herein, I do specifically aim at unraveling cerebral circuits in the hippocampal
formation that participate in spatial navigation, learning, and memory extinction.
My further research interests span virtual reality systems, and robotics, computer
vision, computational auditory scene analysis, and Organic Computing.
I studied electrical engineering and information technology at the University of
Dortmund, finishing my studies there with my diploma thesis that focused on medical
image interpretation, tumor tracking and robot-assisted radiotherapy. My PhD work at the
'Institut für Neuroinformatik' (RUB) was on autonomous visual model learning, based on
principles of Organic Computing; this work resulted in my PhD in electrical engineering and
information technology granted by the Ruhr-Univesität Bochum.