Christian is a computer science professor at the Herman Hollerith Center (HHZ) in Böblingen, a research center of the Reutlingen University. He is interested in Smart Services and Data Products in data-intensive environments. Primary object of research is the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Results are included in his lectures for master students at the HHZ.
Christian has received both his diploma degree in computer science and his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe, now KIT.
In his academic career he was a scientist in the area of “Ubiquitous Computing” at TecO, where he has published on Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies and their use in various industrial applications. He has held lead positions in several public-private-partnerships as well as in publicly funded research projects. After his PhD he started a professional career as a team manager for statistical analysis of mass data collected by vehicle onboard computers in public transport. Such data is used for detailed vehicle / fleet performance reports as well as for public transport optimization. Christian also contributed to the field of driving behavior analysis and filed several patents on this subject.
Research at HHZ
Research at TecO
- PhD on Cooperation and Collaboration in Ubicomp
- CoBIs - Collaborative Business Items
Christian has received awards for his research work and his teaching activities.
- 2005 Best external contribution, SAP Corporate Research
- 2010 Dissertation Award by the Förrderverein des Forschungszentrums Informatik, Karlsruhe
- 2017 Hochschullehrpreis of Reutlingen University for Data Driven Lectures
- 2020 Fakultätslehrpreis der Fakultät Informatik at Reutlingen University for a Method for Rapid Development of online Educational Games by Students