I am an industrial PhD student employed by the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence located near Stuttgart, Germany, and working together with my supervisor Prof. Dimos Dimarogonas at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. My vision is to make autonomous systems more intelligent and cooperative such that humans can interact with them more easily and utilize their full potential. The research I am doing for my PhD works towards this goal by automating behavior planning, task allocation, and mission execution. Please see my projects page for some examples.
Before starting my PhD, I did my MSc at TU Darmstadt where I graduated with honors and faster than the regular study time. Nonetheless, it has been an important experience for me to spend a significant portion of my time to join the Robotics Lab in participating at various robot competitions, such as the DARPA Robotics Challenge, RoboCup, and the ARGOS Challenge. My master thesis, which I was able to conduct to a large portion at Cornell University, had the goal to develop a shared autonomy behavior executive tailored to scenarios of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The thesis resulted in the open source ROS behavior engine FlexBE, as well as a Best Paper Finalist nomination at ICRA 2016.