About

I just completed my master’s degree in Computer Science at RWTH Aachen with honors and an overall grade of 1.0. My master’s thesis, written at COMSYS, deals with the privacy-preserving exchange of process parameters considering a real-world use case from the domain of injection molding. My interests lie in all kind of security & privacy related topics, in particular, in the protection of both personal and industrial data.

In 2017 I finished my bachelor’s degree with honors at RWTH Aachen with an overall grade of 1.1. In the corresponding bachelor’s thesis I designed, implemented and evaluated a platform for the privacy-preserving and user-controlled exchange of private information. Afterwards, I undertook an exchange year at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

I have been member of the dean’s list (best 5% of CS students at RWTH Aachen) from 2014 until 2020. Moreover, I was sponsored by the German education fund (Bildungsfonds) for 3 years during my studies. In 2016, I was awarded the best seminar award by FOLKS for my seminar paper on Bloom Cookies.

I worked as a teaching assistant for multiple subjects, including operating systems & system software, computability & complexity and introduction to business informatics. During my exchange year, I was running a python course for UTS housing that I had to organize from scratch. In 2019, I worked as a research assistant for a project regarding service bootstrapping via Bitcoin at COMSYS, RWTH Aachen which led to the publication of the paper Utilizing Public Blockchains for the Sybil-Resistant Bootstrapping of Distributed Anonymity Services at ASIACCS ’20. Additionally, my master’s thesis represents the foundation for the paper Privacy-Preserving Production Process Parameter Exchange, which was published at ACSAC ’20.

Education

  • Master Computer Science at RWTH Aachen with honors (1.0)
    • Study Focus: IT Security and Privacy
    • Applied Course: Business Administration
  • Study Abroad at University of Technology Sydney for one year
    • Grade 1.0/HD with ≥95% in all subjects
  • Bachelor Computer Science at RWTH Aachen with honors (1.1)
    • Study Focus: IT Security and Privacy
    • Applied Course: Physics
  • German Abitur at Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium with overall degree 1.0
    • Focus Subjects: Physics, Math, Chemistry

Awards

Languages

  • German: Native speaker
  • English: Fluent in speech and writing (both theses in English)
  • Spanish: CEFR Level B2

Non-IT Qualifications

Voluntary Work

  • Little Lift: 2017
    • Voluntary work in rural Australia
    • Assistance for building leisure facilities, renovation of the village school and more
  • DLRG Wolfsburg: 2011 – 2013
    • Water rescue service
    • Assistance for children swimming classes

Curriculum Vitae