Senior researcher in the land-use monitoring research group at IOER (since 2015)
Project manager and doctoral researcher at IOER and Dresden University of Technology (2009-2014)
Research Assistant at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (2005-2008)
2009-2015 Doctoral degree (magna cum laude) at IOER and the Dresden University of Technology
2002-2003 Common study program of TU Dresden and the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
2000-2001 Student Employee Program (ESP) of the German Canadian Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1997-2005 Studies of Geography, Geology and Meteorology at the Dresden University of Technology
1996 University entrance diploma with majors in Geography & Physics
Satellite-based system for the monitoring, forecasting and simulation of air pollutants for sustainable urban and regional development (SAUBER), funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure - BMVI, 10/2018 – 09/2021.
Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Dresden/Leipzig (ScaDS.AI), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research - BMBF, 10/2014 – 09/2021.
Open geodata for research and education in the spatial sciences (OpenGeoEdu), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure - BMVI, 05/2017 – 04/2020.
Metadata Management for Applied Sciences (MASi), funded by German Research Foundation - DFG, 01/2015 – 03/2018.
Ecosystem services at the national level in Germany (ESS-Indicators) – Capturing and assessing ecosystem services at the federal level in the context of the implementation of Target 2 and Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2020, funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety - BMU, 10/2014 – 05/2016.
Implementation of infill development potentials into official land use statistics (IDP-Monitoring), funded by the Federal Ministry for Construction, Transport and Urban Development - BMVBS, 08/2013 – 10/2015.
Methods for automated information acquisition for long-term land-use monitoring, funded by IOER, 01/2013 – 12/2020.
Airborne laser scanner and aerial imagery as base for the object recognition of railroad infrastructure (OBJ-X), funded by the Austrian Railway Company (ÖBB), project series 07/2007 – 07/2013.
Energy prices and land use (€LAN), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research – BMBF, 04/2011 – 09/2013.
Quantitative settlement structure analysis – Acquisition, Description, Evaluation and Visualization, funded by the German Research Foundation - DFG, 05/2010 – 12/2013.
Methodical foundations of monitoring settlement and open space development and the scientific service IOER-Monitor, funded by IOER, 01/2008 – 12/2020.
Design options and implementation of spatial planning instruments for the reduction of land take (REFINA-DoRiF) – Research for the Reduction of Land Consumption and for Sustainable Land Management, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research - BMBF, 12/2006 – 10/2009, development of SEMENTA®-CHANGE.
Automatic derivation of urban structure and its integration in a geographical information system, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Construction, Transport and Urban Development - BMVBS, 06/2005 – 10/2008, development of the Settlement Analyzer - SEMENTA® (patent).
Potentials of high-resolution satellite imagery for spatial planning – subproject: Evaluation of segmentation algorithms for remote sensing imagery, funded by the German Research Foundation - DFG, 04/2000 – 02/2004, diploma thesis.