This page is my personal page, and my entries should be considered private opinion. I blog about my current research projects, discuss tools i found to be helpful or interesting, and comment on developments in my area of expertise.
Starting 2022, i am working as a R&D Specialist at neuroConn, where we innovate and develop medical devices. I support the team with my background in translational neuroscience and professional software engineering.
From 2020 to 2023, i studied Software Engineering and Information Technology at the TH Nürnberg, and acquired a M.Eng. for developing and implementing a software architecture for embedded edge computing, which allowed hardware-abstract and real-time transcranial magnetic stimulation.
From 2010 to 2021, I was working as a Researcher in the Institute for Neurotechnology and Neuromodulation at the University Hospital Tübingen. I researched brain stimulation for the treatment of motor disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s, stroke). My daily work was applying for grants, setting up experiments, supervising students, conducting data analysis, and writing papers. I primarily run studies using EEG and a multitude of noninvasive neurostimulation techniques, e.g. TMS, TCS and PES. I also did a little bit of research on robotics for rehabilitation.
I defended my Dr.rer.nat in March 2017, and my Dr. rer.soc. in July 2012. Both were received from the University Tübingen.
During my natural scientific doctorate research, I was enrolled in the International Max Plack Research School / Graduate Training Centre for Neural and Behavioral Sciences. My thesis was based on new ways to improve the instructional efficiency of restorative BCIs and neurofeedback training. I researched how we can measure cognitive resources and task load during neurofeedback training, and how adaptation of difficulty can be useful to increase the effect of neurofeedback.
During my social scientific doctorate research, I was enrolled at the European Graduate School in Addiction Research at Dresden International University (ESADD) and the Research Training Group on Bioethics at the International Centre for Ethics in Sciences and Humanities (IZEW). My thesis was based on responsibility attribution for addiction. It was interdisciplinary between philosophy and social science and answered two key research questions. One was empirical, and asked how addiction care professionals attribute responsibility for relapse. The other was ethical, and asked whether and how we can justify the attribution of responsibility for relapse.
I graduated in 2007 with a Dipl.-Päd. with a focus on social work, which is equivalent to a Master in Education. During my undergraduate studies, I was enrolled at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg. I received training in the educational sciences, sociology, psychology and philosophy. During this period, I worked as a research assistant at the University and part-time at a drug addiction rehabiliation clinic.