Short Summary

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.

Research Experience


  • (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