Applied Scientist at Amazon Research
PhD in Computer Science (Robotics / Machine Learning)
Before starting my position at Amazon, I graduated from the Robotics & Biology Lab, TU Berlin. My research activities span a variety of topics in the area of artificial intelligence, ranging from robotics, computer vision and artificial language evolution to reinforcement, unsupervised and semi-supervised learning. Before my time in academia, I co-founded and worked for several internet start-ups in Berlin.
14/06/2018: Just in time for the World Cup: our paper on No free lunch in ball catching: A comparison of Cartesian and angular representations for control sheds some new light on 50 years of scientific debate about the gaze heuristic. Starring: (non-)optimal heuristics and (non-)optimal optimal control.
10/05/2018: Good things come to those who wait: the extended journal version of our Amazon Picking Challenge paper has been published in Autonomous Robots.
14/10/2017: Our paper on Opening a Lockbox through Physical Exploration got accepted at Humanoids!
20/08/2017: I'm officially a PhD now! You can find my thesis here: On Decomposability in Robot Reinforcement Learning.