Short Summary

I am a researcher in the FLOWERS team of Pierre-Yves Oudeyer at Inria (Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique) in Bordeaux, France.

I did my PhD in the Neural Computation Unit of Prof. Dr. Kenji Doya at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST). Before my PhD, I did a Bachelor and a Master degree in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück in Germany. During my studies, I visited the Chuo University in Tokyo for a semester abroad and OIST for a research internship.

Before my academic education I did a three-year vocational training to be a certified software developer in a small German company. I also worked as an independent software developer during my undergraduate studies.

Research Experience


  • PhD (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kenji Doya), OIST
    (2012 - 2018)

  • Master of Science in Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück
    (2009 - 2012)

  • Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück
    (2006 - 2009)

Other Professional Experience

  • Independent Software Developer 
    (2007 - 2009)

  • Vocational Training as a Certified Software Developer
    (2001 - 2004)