+ application of data mining, especially on simulation data and in engineering ,
+ machine learning, especially in robotics and games
+ and numerical simulation & modeling, especially in conjunction with the two topics above.
See Field of Interest for further details and here for some publications in these fields. Beyond this he acts as a reviewer, chairman aswell as member of steering and program committees. He is a member of ACM and ASIM.
Professional background: Studied mathematics at the University of Essen with a focus on numerical simulation, cryptography and physics (until 2002). Dissertation (2005) in the field of computational fluid dynamics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Until 2010 he was working in the software development department of the dSPACE GmbH in Paderborn as a technical expert and project coordinator in the field of real time simulation and physical modeling. Appointment as a full professor for Applied Computer Science and Mathematics at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences in 2010. As vice dean (until December 2015) he - as one of the founding professors - was involved in the build-up of the new campus of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences in Heiligenhaus.