I studied Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Computer Science, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics at the University of Lübeck, Germany, where I graduated in 2004. Under the supervision of Erhardt Barth, I obtained my PhD in Engineering in 2010, at the Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics of the University of Lübeck, for work on gaze-guidance systems. I then did a post-doc in Peter Bex's lab at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, where I investigated visual function under naturalistic conditions, which means my subjects and I got to watch blu-ray movies while an image processing system subtly changed the local spatio-temporal video characteristics in less than 25 ms whenever we moved our eyes.

Currently, I am leading the research group "Visual Efficient Sensing for the Perception-Action Loop" at the Institute for Human-Machine Communication of Technische Universität München.

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