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 develop the intelligent core algorithms for Schindler's destination control systems, see also The PORT technology and here for a list of publications. From 2001 to Summer 2010, I worked at IBM Research Zurich as a researcher and manager of a research team focusing on technology for 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 SI, a life-time member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence AAAI. Since November 2014, I serve as president of SGAICO, the special interest group for artificial intelligence and cognitive science of the SI.
This page provides an overview of my teaching activities, which includes