About me

I am head of the group ‚Requirements Engineering and Conceptual Design‘ at paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. I was also an interim full professor for practical computer science at the University of Koblenz. My current focus of work lies on methods and processes for the design of software-intensive systems, in particular of highly-automated systems. Over the last years, I had several leading positions in large-scale research, development and technology transfer projects.


Recent talk: On the way to trustworthy highly-automated CPS – Some thoughts on safety and security requirements in the age of autonomous systems and machine learning. September 1, 2020; 28th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’20), Industry Day, Zurich, Switzerland.

Due to a number of requests. Below you will find the download link for the lecture slides of my lecture „Software Architektur“ which I gave at the University of Koblenz in the winter term 2019/20


Working Areas

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Highly-automated | Collaborative | Self-learning Systems
  • Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) | Advanced Systems Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Trustworthy Systems

Application Domains

  • Automotive | Autonomous Driving
  • Industry Automation | Industrie 4.0
  • Aerospace
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Medical Technology