[Education] [Work experience] [Research visits] [Additional occupation]


2013PhD in computer science in the Applied Bioinformatics Group, University of Tübingen, Germany
2005"Diplom-Informatiker" with distinction (equivalent to a Master's degree in computer science) at FernUniversität Hagen (extramural studies), Germany
2001Student at UCLA, Los Angeles, US
1994Apprenticeship "Mathematisch-technische Assistentin" at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

Work experience

since 2023Executive Director in the US Research Software Engineers Association (US-RSE)
since 2023Senior Researcher at the San Diego Supercomputer Center,
University of California, San Diego, CA, US
since 2020Member of the Leadership team in the program
National Model for Long-Term Support of High-Potential Kids in Unstable Housing,
Chicago Hopes for Kids, 4 Foundations Division, Illinois, US
2021 - 2023Scientific Outreach and DEI Lead at the Discovery Partner Institute (DPI),
University of Illinois Chicago, IL, US
2017 - 2023Visiting Research Professor in the HUBzero Team,
University of California, San Diego, California, US
2019 - 2021
2014 - 2021
2014 - 2019
2013 - 2014
Associate Research Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Computational Scientist at the Center for Research Computing,
Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Research Programmer at the Center for Research Computing,
University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US
2016 - 2020Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Figuro3D LLC, South Bend, Indiana, US
2013Research Associate in the Edinburgh Data-Intensive Research Group, University of Edinburgh, UK
2012 - 2014Managing partner of diamedi UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
2011 - 2013Senior consultant for web-based applications and project management
2006 - 2011Research Associate in the field of Bioinformatics and Grid Computing in the Applied Bioinformatics Group and at ZDV, University of Tübingen, Germany
2004 - 2006

2000 - 2004
1996 - 2000
Head of the group "Application Systems" (authentification systems, groupware and web applications),
System programmer (C, Perl, Unix scripts) and administrator (MQSeries, SAP, Lotus Notes)
Application programmer (PL/I, DB2, IMS)
at LVM Versicherungen Münster, Germany
2001Administrator (Windows NT) and programmer (Java, Visual Basic), Internship at Intergest North America, New York, US
1994 - 1996Administrator (SAP, Network) and programmer (ABAP/4, C) at PARADOR, Coesfeld, Germany

Research visits

Jun 2014 - Jun 2016Three research visits in Malcolm Atkinson's group at the University of Edinburgh, UK
Mar 2016Research visit in Ewa Deelman's group, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US
Oct 2015Research visit in Ian Atkinson's group, eResearch Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Oct 2015Research visit in David Abramson's group at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Sep 2012Research visit in Jarek Nabrzyski's group, Center for Research Computing, University of Notre Dame, US
Feb 2007 - Aug 2011Seven research visits in Malcolm Atkinson's group (formerly Jano van Hemert's group) at the e-Science Institute Edinburgh, UK
Jul - Aug 2010Research visit in Peter Kacsuk's group at the MTA SZTAKI, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Sep - Oct 2008Research visit in Shantenu Jha's group at the CCT, LSU, Baton Rouge, US

Additional occupation

1998 – 1999 Tutor (course guidance, organisation of events) at the university centre Coesfeld, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany

[Education] [Work experience] [Research visits] [Additional occupation]