Professional Experience

Individual Research Grants

  • 2015 ($ 210,000) 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the University of California at Berkeley. Provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
  • 2010 ($ 72,000 )  3.5-year PhD scholarship within the International Research Training Group on the Semantic Integration of Geospatial Information. (IRTG-SIGI). Provided by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • 2009 ($ 13,000) 1-year undergrad research fellowship at the University of Bremen. Provided by University of Bremen.

Commitee Membership and Reviewing

  • 2017 – PC member, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
  • 2016 – PC member, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
  • 2016 – PC member, International Workshop on Computational Models of Social Creativity (CMSC)
  • 2015 – Reviewer, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (JETAI)  — Special Issue on Cognitive Robotics — Editors: Mehul Bhatt, Esra Erdem, Fredrik Heintz, Michal Spranger (Taylor & Francis)
  • 2011 – Reviewer, Situational Awareness for Assistive Technologies — Volume 14 of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, Editors: Mehul Bhatt, Hans W. Guesgen (IOS Press)
  • 2011 – OC Member, GIZeitgeist – Young Researchers Forum on Geographic Information Science

Membership in Scientific Societies

Travel Grants

  • 2015 – Travel grant for the IJCAI 2015 conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Provided by IJCAI.
  • 2013 – Travel grant for the 1st Winter School on AI and Robotics 2013, Örebro, Sweden. Provided by the University of Örebro.
  • 2013 – Travel grant for the Commonsense Reasoning Symposium 2013, Cyprus. Provided by the Artificial Intelligence Journal (Elsevier).
  • 2011 – Travel grant for the Interdisciplinary College 2011 (IK2011), Günne, Germany. Provided by Gesellschaft für Informatik.

Teaching, Tutorials and Invited Talks

  • April 2017 – September 2017 – Neural Networks seminar — student supervision at the University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec. 2016 – Embodied Language Robots — guest lecture at the Knowledge Technology Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec. 2015 – Natural Language Understanding and Emergent Conceptualization for Robotics — Invited talk at Siemens research, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Answer Set Programming — a practical light-weight tutorial (will be online soon…)


Artificial Intelligence | Robotics | Cognitive Science