I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Knowledge Technology Institute at the University of Hamburg. I work on data-driven methods for neuro-semantic systems,  data science, machine learning and cognitive robotics. I am particularly interested in cognitive computational models for intelligent robots and agents.

Before coming to Hamburg, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at the University of California at Berkeley where my focus was on human-robot interaction using neurocognitively inspired methods for natural language understanding. I moved to Berkeley in 2015, when I was a postdoc at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain, within the COINVENT project. At IIIA-CSIC, I worked on AI methods for concept representation and concept blending. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bremen, Germany in 2014, where I gained a background in robotic applications of logical formalizations of symbolic reasoning, epistemic action theory and commonsense reasoning in assistive service robotics and smart environments. I am always open for collaborations and new ideas, so please do not hesitate to contact me.

Neuro-semantics | Artificial Intelligence | Cognition