Curriculum Vitæ


University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Canada
Philosophiæ Doctor
Human Computer Interaction
2008 – 2016
Darmstadt University of Technology
Darmstadt, Germany
Diplom (TU)
Computer Science (major)
Business Administration (minor)
2001 – 2008
Bad Homburg, Germany
Mathematics, Physics (majors)
1991 – 2000

Publications - First author

Making Big Gestures: Effects of Gesture Size on Observability and Identification for Co-Located Group Awareness doi> ACM CHI 2014,
Toronto, Canada
Big Gestures?: Factors that Influence Gesture Visibility dl> GRAND 2014,
Ottawa, Canada
World Pointing: Improving Natural Pointing Interaction with Real-World Landmarks dl> GRAND 2013,
Montréal, Canada
Superflick: a natural and efficient technique for long-distance object placement on digital tables doi> Graphics Interface 2006,
Quebec, Canada

Publications - Second author

Looking Ahead: a Comparison of Page Preview Techniques for Goal-Directed Web Navigation doi> INTERACT 2009,
Uppsala, Sweden


CMPT 481/811: Human-Computer-Interaction RS 2015/2016
CMPT 106: Design and Construction of Games and Interactive Systems RS 2014/2015


University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Canada
Post-doctoral research fellow since 2016
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Canada
Research Assistant 2015
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research
Darmstadt, Germany
Research Assistant 2006 – 2008
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Canada
Research Assistant 2005
Clariant GmbH
Frankfurt, Germany
Internship 2004
IBM Global Business Services GmbH
Böblingen, Germany
Internship 2001
Airforce of the Federal Republic of Germany
Different garrisons throughout Germany
Airman First Class 2000 – 2001
Oelker & Volz Computer GmbH
Eschborn, Germany
Internship 1999

Invited talks

Department of Computer Science,
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
September 2015
The Games Institute,
University of Waterloo, Canada
October 2014
Natural Media & Engineering Group at HumTec,
RWTH Aachen University Aachen, Germany
April 2011

Committee work

Area Chair, NSERC GRAND 2013, 2014
VP Finance, Computer Science Graduate Course Council 2009 - 2011


CHCCS / SCDHM Graphics Interface

Student volunteering

ACM CHI 2011, Vancouver, Canada
ACM CHI 2009, Boston, USA
ACM CHI 2006, Montréal, Canada