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.

Artificial Intelligence | Robotics | Cognitive Science