Welcome to my website! I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof. Siegwart's Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich. My research focuses mainly on Computer Vision, State Estimation, and Machine Learning for robotic applications.

I received my B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Karlsruhe’s Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2011 and my M.Sc. in Robotics, Systems and Control from ETH Zurich in 2014. During my graduate studies, I was accepted to JPL’s Visiting Student Researchers Program (JVSRP) where I worked on robust vision-based navigation at NASA-JPL. In 2015, I enrolled as a Ph.D. student at ETH Zurich’s Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) and successfully defended my Dissertation in August 2020.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


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12/2014*-08/2020 Doctor of Science (Dr.Sc.), ETH Zurich
Ph.D. Thesis: "Perception and Learning for Autonomous UAV Missions"
04/2014-11/2014 Master Thesis “Robust vision-based navigation for micro air vehicles” (5.75/6.0), NASA-JPL.
10/2012-11/2014 Master of Science (M.Sc.) Robotics, Systems and Control, ETH Zurich
Semester project: “Adaptive control of multirotor aerial vehicles” (6.0/6.0).
10/2008-10/2011 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology , KIT. Bachelor Thesis: “Path planning of a differential drive ground robot” (1.0/1.0).
07/1999-07/2008 Abitur (1.0/1.0), Kepler Gymnasium Pforzheim, Germany. Won several prizes (e.g., German Mathematician Society; school prize).
Honorary exchange student at US High School, Holliday, TX, USA (1 year).
* Enrolled as Ph.D. candidate 02/2015.

Work Experience

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08/2020-today Postdoctoral Researcher
Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich
12/2014-08/2020 Researcher
Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich
01/2012-09/2012 Intern
BMW Research and Development, Munich
Project Connected Drive: Advanced driver assistance systems
09/2009-04/2011 Research Assistant
Institute of Optimization (ITE), KIT
Design of printed circuit board (PCB) for pedestrian navigation.
09/2009-07/2011 Research Assistant
Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe
Model predictive control for fuel consumption reduction of heavy trucks
09/2009-09/2010 Team member / Power electronics engineer
KaRaceing Formula student