I finished my undergraduate studies for a joint masters degree in computer science
and business administration after only three semesters at
Darmstadt University of Technology, where I also expect to complete my
Masters degree in the near future.
During my time at UBC, I took an interest in the area of machine
learning with focus on probabilistic methods to solve the problem of
simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) in mobile robotics. I was
working as a research assistant at LCI, the
Laboratory for Computational Intelligence,
under the supervision of Prof Nando de Freitas.
I spent the summer 2003 as researcher at NASA Ames Research Center in
Moffett Field, California. My goal was to develop a linear time algorithm
to solve the SLAM problem with the least amount of approximation. We came
up with an algorithm which is linear in the number of observed landmarks,
and which shows remarkable efficiency compared to other algorithms.
At present, I am continuing my studies at Darmstadt University of Technology.
In my spare time, I am currently learning Japanese as my fifth language.
I am 25 years old.