Professional biography sketch

study of physics at the Justus-Liebig-Univ. in Giessen/Germany

visiting graduate student at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle/USA

Diplom in physics (Univ. Giessen/Germany)
Thesis: Lernen und Vergessen in Neuronalen Netzwerken
            (Learning and forgetting in neural networks)

PhD in theoretical physic (Univ. Giessen/Germany)
Thesis: Lernalgorithmen für Neuronale Netzwerke mit vorwärtsgerichteter Informationsverarbeitung
            (Learning algorithms for feedforward neural networks)

Research assistant in theoretical physics, Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg/Germany

Post-doc scholar of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Research at the Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg/Germany
and at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen/Denmark.

Assistant Professor at the Univ. Würzburg/Germany
Research: modelling and simulation of crystal growth, physics of learning
Teaching: Computational physics, theoretical physics, various special courses
Supervision of numerous diploma and PhD thesis projects
Project leader (temporary) of a theory project within SFB-410

Habilitation and venia legendi in Theoretical Physics, Univ. Würzburg/Germany
Thesis: Beiträge zur Statistischen Physik des Lernens
           (Contributions to the statistical physics of learning)

Nov. 2003 - Feb. 2009
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computing Science

March 2009:
Gorilla Tracking Certificate, Uganda Wildlife Authority ;-)

Since March 2009:
Associate Professor with Tenure (Adjunct Hoogleraar)
Intelligent Systems Group at the Johann Bernoulli Institute
see left panel for research and teaching activities and further information

Appointment as an Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow to the University of Birmingham/UK
including an invited stay of three months and the organization of two interdisciplinary workhshops.