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.
MSc in Computer Science, 2017
BEng in Communication and Information Technology, 2014
Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL)
Communication and Electronics Technician, 2001
Karstadt Warenhaus AG
Assessments about the quality, reliability, and trustworthiness of data used and generated in mission critical software systems are important. As an example, the Backbone Catalogue for Relational Debris information (BACARDI) provides a database related to orbit information about active and inactive objects in Earth’s orbit. For the products generated by BACARDI, external data from multiple sources are necessary. At the same time, legal frameworks necessitate clear attribution of data and data products to its original contributors. The data products of BACARDI are exported and used for satellite operations like e.g., collision warnings, for mission planning, and for other mission critical applications. Hence, it is necessary to address the needs of these mission critical systems, to ensure correct data attribution and valid products. This is achieved by recording provenance of BACARDI`s data generation processes.