I am a researcher in the field of Human Computer Interaction at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken. Since January 2011 I am working at the Innovative Retail Laboratory, which is being led by Antonio Krüger. Previously, I was a research associate at the Software Engineering Lab of Münster University of Applied Sciences (2007-2010). During summer 2012 I was a research intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond, working with Jaime Teevan and Scott Saponas.
My work is motivated by the evolution of mobile phones from mere communication appliances to multi-purpose devices. I build supportive mobile systems for users, with their designs being informed by studies conducted in the large. In particular I am interested in understanding and supporting the usage of apps on smartphones.
I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (2005) and a Master of Science in Information Technology (2007) from Münster University of Applied Sciences. I was enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Computer Science of Saarland University, and finished my doctoral studies in September 2013 with a thesis on “Understanding and Supporting Mobile Application Usage“.