about me

As a Visiting Research Student from Munich, Germany, I am at UBC to work on my Master's thesis together with Tamara Munzner and the InfoVis group.

My interest in Information Viaualization springs mainly from my work as an "Interactive Graphics Designer" at a daily, national newspaper (Süddeutsche Zeitung). As a working student for three years I've been responsible for the daily interactive infographics for the digital release of the newspaper. During my Bachelor's thesis I developed a framework for those graphics and looked at data journalism and the possibilities big data can bring to journalists.

Starting with a Bachelor of Engineering in Media Technology (University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf), I went to Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Media Informatics) and Aarhus Universitet (Computer Science) in Denmark for my graduate studies.

For my thesis I am taking a closer look on how events can be visualized on a timeline, and how Natural Language Processing could help the generation of chronological event ordering. More information can be found on TimeLineCurator's project page.