Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art
I received my Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from Saarland University, Saarbruecken, in 1994. From 1990 until 1995, I worked at the German Research Center for AI (DFKI), project PHI. I was a guest researcher at the University of Linkoping in 1994, the University of Maryland in 1995, and a postdoc at ICSI Berkeley from 1995 to 1996. From 1996 to 1999, I was an assistant professor at the University of Freiburg where I got my habilitation (Dr.habil.) and developed the IPP planning system. In May 1998, I started working as a consultant for Schindler and joined the company from 1999 to 2001 to help develop a new elevator control platform that combines AI planning with Service-Oriented Architecture principles (see also The PORT technology). From 2001 to Summer 2010, I worked at IBM Research Zurich as a researcher and manager of the Business Integration Technologies group that worked on Business Process Management and Service-oriented Architectures.
Since September 2010 I am a professor for Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne.
I am a member of the german Computer Science Society GI, the Swiss Informatics Society, a life-time member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence AAAI, and president of the DFKI alumni association VFFDFKI. Since 2012, I am member of the Executive Council of the IEEE TC on Business Informatics Systems, serving in the role of Coordinator for Europe.
My current research focuses on artificial intelligence solutions in industrial application projects and on dynamic business processes and case management.