I am a PhD student at Oxford University supervised by Ingmar Posner at the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) and Andrea Vedaldi at the Visual Geometry Group (VGG). My current research focuses on the acquisition of physical intution and its utilization in robot learning. In this TEDx talk, I give an overview over what motivates my research and how it could be applied to teach a robot play Jenga. During my PhD, I also interned at DeepMind's control team with Martin Riedmiller.
Previously, I obtained a Diplom degree in Computer Science from Dresden University of Technology where I worked on grounding of natural language in images supervised by Carsten Rother. During my time as a visiting student researcher at the Stanford Vision Lab, I was supervised by Fei-Fei Li and involved in the VisualGenome project.
In my spare time, I enjoy long walks and hikes, listening to music and playing the piano. I am also very passionate about playing computer and tabletop games - a passion which, over time, has also grown into making them myself as a member of an indie developer team called PhoenixTales.