I’m currently working as a research scientist and research software engineer at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). My research activities are twofold. On the one hand, I develop training material evolving around the broad topic of Research Software Engineering. I’m also involved in teaching these topics to PhD students, researches, and others within DLR and in the HIFIS project. Here, I’m part of the Consulting Service which supports researchers with software engineering, open source, and software licenses.
On the other hand, I research and design software applications and algorithms evolving around the research topic of Provenance and W3C standard PROV. In this context, I worked in several research projects from different technical domains. These domains include Software Engineering, Space Situational Awareness and Space Debris as well as Energy Systems.

  • Research Software Engineering
  • Python
  • W3C PROV
  • Aerospace
  • Flying Gliders
  • MSc in Computer Science, 2017

    Leipzig University

  • BEng in Communication and Information Technology, 2014

    Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL)

  • Communication and Electronics Technician, 2001

    Karstadt Warenhaus AG


Instructor at the Carpentries
The Carpentries builds global capacity in essential data and computational skills for conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research.
IfKom Ingenieurpreis 2014
Awarded for outstanding work in the field of applied telecommunication informatics


German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Research Scientist and Research Software Engineer
Apr 2017 – Present Cologne, Germany

Working areas:

  • Software Engineer in the BACARDI Project
  • RSE trainings of PhDs, researches and students at DLR and HIFIS
  • Research Software Engineering Research
  • Provenance Research
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Research Assistant
Oct 2016 – Apr 2017 Cologne, Germany
Concept and Design of a W3C PROV Model for the BACARDI prototype.
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Research Assistant
Oct 2015 – Jun 2016 Leipzig, Germany
Task programming in MatLab to support research projects at a BKIN KINARM Exoskeleton Lab.
Research Assistant
Feb 2015 – May 2015 Leipzig, Germany
Developing a Django-based Web application to automate and control measurement tasks in an EMC laboratory.
Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL)
Student Assistant
Sep 2013 – Feb 2014 Leipzig, Germany
Evaluation and deployment of an automated source code inspector and linter (Praktomat).
Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL)
Student Assistant
Apr 2013 – Jul 2013 Leipzig, Germany
Tutor for Java.
Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL)
Student Assistant
Sep 2012 – Jan 2013 Leipzig, Germany
Tutor for C.
DHL Solutions Retail GmbH and Karstadt Warenhaus AG
Facility Manager
DHL Solutions Retail GmbH and Karstadt Warenhaus AG
Jan 2002 – Jun 2010 Unna, Germany
DHL Solutions Retail GmbH and Karstadt Warenhaus AG
Communication and Electronics Technician (Apprenticeship)
DHL Solutions Retail GmbH and Karstadt Warenhaus AG
Aug 1998 – Jan 2002 Unna, Germany


(2022). A Use Case Study on provenance-based Data Assessments for Mission Critical Software Systems. In 73rd IAC 2022.

Cite Project Conference Site Elib DLR

(2022). Towards Specificationless Monitoring of Provenance-Emitting Systems. In Runtime Verification at 22nd Intl. Conference RV22.

Cite DOI Preprint Conference Site Proceedings

(2022). Integrating Provenance-Awareness into the Space Debris Processing System BACARDI. In 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference (AERO).

Cite Project DOI Conference Site IEEE Proceedings