University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf, Germany; Saarland University, Germany
BSc/MSc in Computer Science; DiplWInf;
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) (2007); UN special projects Africa (2009);
PhD student in Computer Science
The University of York
Favourite thing to do in my job: Making medical devices safer and tricking people in my experiments!
I focus on Human-Computer Interaction with the spotlight on medical devices. I run a lot of studies where I let people work with different interfaces to discover what errors they make.
My Typical Day
It starts with a biiiig cup of coffee; then I create new programs for my studies; after I taught students in how to program I trick my participants in my experiments; this is followed by an analysis of the data and an even bigger cup of coffee :)
What I'd do with the prize money
organise/host science days for schools at universities where students can get engaged in a variety of science projects
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
funny, geeky and a bit crazy :)
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
being able to hand on my knowledge to people in Africa so that they can have better chances to get a job; otherwise they would not have a chance to care for their families; discovered a new method to reduce human error in medical devices
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Me? Uhm…no? ;)
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Hm…Bryan Adams or Aerosmith generally rock music :)
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Flying and landing a plane while my instructor could not assist.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
travel the world; to be rich to create my own research institute; play guitar on the international space station
Tell us a joke.
Red sticker on a car: “If this sticker is blue, you’re going too fast”