I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI
) at the University of California at Berkeley. My research concerns neuronal approaches for semantic data representation and Human Machine Interaction using natural language and other modalities. Before coming to Berkeley, I was based at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC)
in Bercelona, Spain, within the COINVENT project
, where I worked on AI methods for Computational Creativity. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bremen, Germany in 2014, where I gained a background in logical formalizations of epistemic action theory and commonsense reasoning
with applications in assistive service robotics and smart environments. My Master’s thesis was on robot localization (SLAM).
I am also involved in the development of the ExpCog framework. ExpCog is a high-level cognitive robotics framework which allows one to seamlessly combine diverse cognitive reasoning methods and to apply these in a wide range of robotic control platforms like ROS or iCub. ExpCog’s reasoning methods range from action calculi like the Event Calculus, Situation Calculus or the HPX-formalism over BDI based implementations to qualitative spatial reasoning.
I am always open for collaborations and new ideas, so please do not hesitate to contact me.