IMG_5269With interests in computer systems aroused early I began studying computer science at Paderborn University in 2009. In 2013 I graduated with a bachelor’s degree after writing my bachelor’s thesis about Secure Storage of Confidential Data in Distributed Revision Control Systems. Afterwards I attended the international master’s degree course in Paderborn, graduating in 2016 with my master’s thesis about Localization and Analysis of Code Paths Suitable for Acceleration using Approximate Computing.

During my studies I worked as a Linux system administrator at the university’s central data center (IMT) for more than four years, administering a couple of hundred virtual machines as well as the underlying virtualization and storage infrastructure. After getting into the field of reconfigurable computing and digital hardware design, I started working as a student research assistant at the Computer Engineering Group in 2014. Since 2016 I am now a research associate at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) and part of the High-Performance IT Systems Group. Next to my main job, I have been managing partner at a small-sized IT company for over eleven years.

In the context of my studies as well as my work I focus on the topics of approximate computing, parallel computing, IT security and digital hardware design.