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.

Working Areas

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

Application Domains

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