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Work Experience
Post-Doctoral Researcher
  since 2018
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Since 2018 I'm working as a post-doctoral researcher in the UKP Lab at the Technical University of Darmstadt. I work in the area of deep learning and natural language processing. I worked as a lecturer for the class Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing.
Doctoral Researcher
  2014 - 2018
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
2014 - 2018 I was working as a researcher in the UKP Lab at the Technical University of Darmstadt. I worked as software developer in a EU funded project on bringing linguistic tools to the Digital Humanities communities. I'm also a teaching assistent, supervising lectures and students.
Co-Founder and CTO
  since 2014
stipnetz UG
Co-founder and CTO of the largest social network of scholarship students in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I'm responsible for strategic planning, product management and supervising the software developer team.
Web Developer
  since 2003
Freelancer
Web developer for various small- and mid-sized businesses with a focus on modern web applications using PHP 5, MySQL 5, and JavaScript.
Fellow Intern
  2013
MyKinsey & Company
Experiences in the field of a lean IT and IT consolidation with a focus on Enterprise Architecture Management.
Co-Founder and CTO
  2005-2009
digicount
Digicount was a paided web analytics service that tracked and reported website traffic. With the live reports website owners could gain insights on their website visitors and optimize their website accordingly.
Education
Ph.D. - Natural Language Processing
  2014 - 2018
  Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
I finished in 2018 my Ph.D. summa cume laude in the area of deep learning and natural language processing. I pursued my Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Iryna Gurevych at the UKP Lab at the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Master of Science - IT-Security
  2011 - 2014
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
In 2014 I graduated from the TU Darmstadt with a Master of Science in IT-Security. During the master program I especially focus on algebraic cryptography.
Semester Abroad
  2010
University of California, San Diego, USA
Semester Abroad
  2009
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
  2007 - 2011
University of Oldenburg, Germany
Bachelor of Science - Mathematics
  2007 - 2011
University of Oldenburg, Germany
Volunteer Work
Workshop Facilitator
  since 2012
AIESEC in Germany
Since 2012 I'm a certified workshop faciliator with a special focus on strategic and operative planning and team management. Since my start, I provied more than 25 multi-day workshops on various topics all over Germany.
Local Committee President
  2011-2012
AIESEC Darmstadt
I was head of the 7-person executive board of AIESEC in Germany and responsible for in total 40 volunteer workers in Darmstadt. We started a new international work abroad program for mechanical engineering students from Darmstadt and became an established HR-supplier for interns in the IT field in Darmstadt.
Vice President Sales
  2010-2011
AIESEC Oldenburg
As part of the executive board of the local comittee of AIESEC in Oldenburg I was responsible for the strategic planning and execution. I supervised a team of 10 volunteer workers in the area of sales and acquisition.
Web Development
PHP
100%
JavaScript
90%
HTML5 & CSS3
85%
Wordpress
65%
Software Development
Python
90%
Java
80%
C#
65%
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
95%
Text Classification
90%
Deep Learning
80%
Security
Cryptography
95%
Web Security
85%
Soft-Skills
Analytical Thinking
100%
Entrepreneurial Thinking
90%
Leadership
85%
Team- and Projectmanagement
80%
Coaching
70%