Curriculum Vitae

Experience
Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Senior Lecturer

Teaching a variety of modules ranging from an introduction to programming to the development of mobile web applications.

Research focuses on the areas of information visualisation, particularly for qualitative data, the question of how to give a user an overview over a given data-set, and the user evaluation of interactive information retrieval systems.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Research Associate

Working on the PATHS project that aims to develop novel user-interfaces for accessing digital Cultural Heritage collections.

Research Associate

Working on the PROMISE EU project with a focus on developing an evaluation framework and test-bed for Interactive Information Retrieval.

London, United Kingdom
Web Developer

My work focused on developing an automatic geo-referencing system for historical records. This made it possible to automatically locate historic documents for a given place or area. In addition I developed some sample applications, such as the Domesday on a Map.

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Research Associate

My work focused on developing and maintaining the demonstration systems for the Tripod EU project in the run-up to the final review.

Associate Lecturer

I wrote, taught, and examined the “Internet Computing” course that is part of the M.Sc. degree in the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

PhD studentship

PhD studentship on the Tripod project researching methods for the automatic translation between natural language and co-ordinate representations of locations.

Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
Associate Lecturer

I part-wrote, taught, and examined an “Introduction to Computers Science” course that is part of the Geographic Information Systems specialisation of the Geography degree at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt.

Self-employed
Software Developer

Contract-work to develop an HTML+CSS rendering system.

Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
Research Associate

Employed on the HarmonISA EU project to develop a system for automatically integrating land-use and land-cover data-sets from Austria, Italy, and Slovenia. Documented in my master thesis “A Semantic Similarity Measure for Formal Ontologies” and various publications.

Software Developer

With a colleague we developed an on-line system for digitising historic documents for the History Department.

Software Developer

I was responsible for the introduction, development and maintenance of an on-line course management system.

Education
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
PhD in Computer Science

My PhD focused on developing quantitative models for spatial prepositions. Based on these quantitative models I developed systems for automatically interpreting and generating spatial-language expressions that can be tried out online. The PhD was conducted in the context of the Tripod EU project and is available from the publications, as are a number of papers on various aspects of the work.

Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
Diplom Ingenieur

Equivalent to a M.Sc. in Computer Science. My specialisation was in Knowledge Engineering and Geographical Information systems, which led to my master thesis “A Semantic Similarity Measure for Formal Ontologies”.

Baccalaureat der technischen Wissenschaften

Equivalent to a B.Sc. in Computer Science with a specialisation in Computational Linguistics.

Awards
iConference
iConference 2016 – Best Paper Award

Best poster award for the poster “Analyzing the influence of Language Proficiency on Interactive Book Search Behaviour” at the iConference 2016, Philadelphia.

TPDL
TPDL 2013 – Best Poster Award

Best Poster award for the poster titled “Regional Effects on Query Reformulation Patterns” at TPDL 2013, Malta.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
The Sheffield Teaching Assistant

Certificate of Attendance on The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme

The Europeana Digital Library Aggregator and Portal
Third place at the EuropeanaTech Hackathon 2011

Won third place at the EuropeanaTech Hackathon 2011 in Vienna, with the Wikiana system.

ACM
Association for Computing Machinery
Best poster-presentation ACM GIS’08

Best poster-presentation at the ACM GIS 2008 conference in Irvine, California, USA

Training
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Assessment & Feedback

1/2 day session on Assessment & Feedback in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme

Supervising Research Projects

1/2 day session on Supervising Research Projects in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme

Small Group Teaching (Laboratory Demonstrating)

1/2 day session on Small Group Teaching (Laboratory Demonstrating)  in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme

Small Group Teaching (Seminar Facilitation)

1/2 day session on Small Group Teaching (Seminar Facilitation) in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme

Large Group Teaching

1/2 day session on Large Group Teaching in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme