I studied Computer Science at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University from 2007 to 2013 and received my M.Sc. degree in November 2013. From 2009 to 2013 I have been working on Automated Planning at Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems in different projects in the fields of Robotics and Multiagent Systems.
I joined the Institute in November 2013. Since then, I am working on Automated Planning and Plan Recognition in the context of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB/Transregio 62.
I am especially interested in the practical and theoretical aspects of (classical and hierarchical) Planning and related tasks like Plan Recognition, Plan Repair and Plan Verification.
- I was guest editor of the Special Issue "Companion Technologies" of the German AI Journal in 2016 (Volume 30, Number 1)
- Together with Pacal Bercher, Susanne Biundo and Ron Alford, I have organized the First ICAPS Workshop on Hierarchical Planning in 2018
- Together with Pacal Bercher, I will give an ICAPS tutorial on HTN Planning in 2018
- I was reviewer for AAAI-2019, ICAPS-2018, AAAI-2018, ICAPS-2017, ICAPS-2016, and ICAPS-2015 and for the German AI Journal 2016 (Volume 30, Number 1).
- Automated Planning (summer terms 2018, 2017, and 2015)
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (winter terms 2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, and 2013/14)
- Seminars on AI (summer term 2018, winter term 2017/18, summer term 2017, winter term 2016/17, summer term 2016, winter term 2015/16, summer term 2015, and winter term 2013/14)
- Algebraic and Number-theoretic Foundations of Computer Science (winter term 2012/13)
- Theoretical Computer Science (winter term 2012/13)
- ICAPS Best Student Paper Award 2018 for our paper A Generic Method to Guide HTN Progression Search with Classical Heuristics
- ICTAI Best Paper Award 2018 for our paper Plan and Goal Recognition as HTN Planning
The PANDA Planning System
My colleague Gregor Behnke and I are the main developer of the current version of the hierarchical planning system PANDA and its extensions.