I am a researcher at Inria (Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique) in France. I am currently in the RobotLearn Team headed by Xavier Alameda-Pineda at Inria Grenoble. Before, I was a postdoc in the Flowers team of Pierre-Yves Oudeyer located in Bordeaux.
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's and a Master's 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 German company. I also worked as an independent software developer during my undergraduate studies.
(Mar 2020 - ongoing) - PostDoc in the RobotLearn Lab of Dr. Xavier Alameda-Pineda, INRIA
(Nov 2018 - Feb 2020) - PostDoc in the Flowers Lab of Dr. Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, INRIA
(Sep 2013 - Sep 2018) - Research Student Assistant in the Neural Computation Unit of Prof. Dr. Kenji Doya, OIST
(May - Aug 2013) - Lab Rotation in the Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit of Prof. Dr. Gail Tripp, OIST
(Jan - Apr 2013) - Lab Rotation in the Ecology and Evolution Unit of Prof. Dr. Alexander Mikheyev, OIST
(Sep - Dec 2012) - Lab Rotation in the Quantum Dynamics Unit of Prof. Dr. Denis Konstantinov, OIST
(Nov 2010 - Apr 2011) - Research Intern in the Neural Computation Unit of Prof. Dr. Kenji Doya, OIST
(Mar - Sep 2010) - Research Assistant in the Neurocybernetics Group of Prof. Dr. Frank Pasemann, University of Osnabrück
(2012 - 2018) - PhD (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kenji Doya), OIST
(2009 - 2012) - Master of Science in Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück
(2006 - 2009) - Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück
Other Professional Experience
(2007 - 2009) - Independent Software Developer
(2001 - 2004) - Vocational Training as a Certified Software Developer