I am working as a research scientist in the corporate research department of Carl Zeiss AG.
Previously, I was a senior researcher in the computer vision group at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany). I finished my PhD in 2011 supervised by Joachim Denzler (PhD topic: transfer learning, learning with few examples) and I was heading the machine learning and visual recognition part of the group.
In 2012/13, I worked as a PostDoc in the computer vision group of Trevor Darrell at ICSI/EECS (UC Berkeley, California), where I focused on domain adaptation and open-vocabulary recognition.
In general, my research interests are mainly machine learning aspects of computer vision tasks, such as lifelong learning for object recognition and scene understanding as well as general data analytics in the life sciences. Furthermore, there is a wide range of applications I have worked on, including bird species recognition, bio-medical image analysis, and driver assistance systems.