Curriculum Vitae

Professional development

11/2019 – present German Aerospace Center (DLR) - Earth Observation Center - German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) - Department Information Technology - Team German Satellite Data Archive Services, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.
10/2008 – present Freelance consultant and developer for web-based systems and services for industry, media, and research organizations (e.g., Reutlinger General-Anzeiger, German Aerospace Center, Jena-Optronik GmbH, European Space Agency).
10/2008 – 03/2019 Research assistant & project manager at the Department for Earth Observation, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Latest activities:
  • "Operational satellite-based vegetation phenology monitoring for the federal state Thuringia" (DLR)
  • "Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service" (EU H2020)
  • Web-based infrastructures for EO data & products
  • Support in education and teaching
04/2014 – 05/2014
02/2013 – 04/2013
Stay abroad at Nansen International Environment and Remote Sensing Center (NIERSC), St. Petersburg, Russia
06/2011 – 01/2012 German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center, Department for Georisks and Crisis Information, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany (Masterthesis)
10/2007 – 10/2008 Employee as software and web developer at company Lorch projects & teamsolutions, Pfullingen, Germany
Web-Development (Content Management Systems, Online-Shops, Websites), Project acquisition and support
01/2004 – 10/2007 Side job beside Bachelor studies at company Lorch projects & teamsolutions, Pfullingen, Germany (remote work)
Web-based development of e-Commerce and CMS applications, Development of web-based software with PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, XML, Ajax, HTML and CSS


04/2011 – 11/2019 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Department for Earth Observation, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany
PhD Thesis: "Web service-based exploration of Earth Observation time-series data for analyzing environmental changes" (Download)
10/2008 – 04/2011 Master of Science in Geoinformatics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany (Ø 1,3 – ECTS A
M.Sc. Thesis: „Generation of OGC-compliant process chains with remote sensing MODIS data“ in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center at Oberpfaffenhofen (Ø 1,0 – written in German)
09/2004 – 10/2007 Bachelor of Science in Applied Informatics with focus on Environmental Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen, Hoexter, Germany (Ø 1,0)
B.Sc. Thesis: „Management of Metadata for spatial data within the environmental information system UMBLICK“ (Ø 1,0 – written in German)

Awards & Funding

December 2017 Travel funds from German Academic Exchange Service for a conference in New Orleans, USA
August 2016 Best presentation of the academic track of the International Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference
May 2015 Winner of the MyGEOSS call for innovative applications in the environment and social domains funded by the European Commission
September 2013 Young-Scientist Fellowship for ESA Living Planet Symposium
June 2013 Travel funds from German Academic Exchange Service for a conference in Toronto, Canada
July 2012 Part of winner team of the IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest

Other skills

Language skills German (native language), English (fluent), French (basics)
Computer skills Databases: MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, PostGIS

Programming languages: Python, PHP, ASP, (X)HTML/XML/CSS,JavaScript, C#, Java, Flash, Actionscript

GIS and Remote Sensing software: GeoServer, Mapserver, ArcGIS-Suite, Mapbender, Deegree Project, Openlayers, GeoExt, GAMMA, ESA SNAP, Erdas Imagine, ENVI / IDL, eCognition, Matlab

Web: Django Web Framework, redFACT, Drupal CMS, Wordpress, ExtJS, jQuery, AngularJS, Bootstrap