I was a post-doctoral researcher at TU Munich‘s Department of Computer Science, Chair of Application and Middleware Systems. There, I managed the Energy Informatics (EI) research group. I completed my habilitation at TUM in March 2016.
Before that I was a post-doctoral fellow at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley, California, and a member of the LoCal research group at UC Berkeley. I joined ICSI after completing my doctorate at the Institute of Information Systems at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2009. In Berlin I worked on topics related to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and took part in the Ko-RFID project funded by the German government.
During my studies of Information Engineering and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) I was an exchange student at the Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology in Lausanne and a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh.
I worked for several companies in Germany and the UK in the marketing, finance and operations field (but mostly IT-related).
In Berkeley I started to do research on energy efficiency and renewable energy integration. Our research group at TUM is interested in the design of ICT infrastructures for controlling large numbers of electric loads (e.g., servers in data centers or electric vehicles) to align power consumption with user requirements (power-proportionality) and the variable power supply from distributed renewables (wind and solar) without violating power grid constraints. In this space, we apply mathematical optimization and machine learning. We evaluate our solutions using realistic computer models and stochastic simulation, as well as experimenting with prototypes.