I am a professor for software engineering and managing director of the IPA Institute at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) in Gießen. Previously, I worked as a project manager ‚Systems Engineering‘ and as a system architect in the e-mobility field. Before that, I was head of the group ‚Requirements Engineering and Conceptual Design‘ at paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology) at the University of Duisburg-Essen for more than ten years. Furthermore, in 2020, I was an acting full professor (W3) at the Institute for Software Technology at the University of Koblenz. I am an elected full member of the International Requirements Engineering Board e.V. (IREB) and was vice chair of the IREB Council from 2015 to 2019. The main focus of my work lies on model-based techniques and methods for the design of software-intensive systems, in particular of highly-automated cyber-physical systems (CPS).