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About me

I am a third year PhD student at the socio-cognitive systems group of Niels Henze in the Institute of  Visualization and Interactive Systems at the University of Stuttgart.

Prior to my PhD work I studied Software Engineering in Stuttgart. During my time as student, I worked as a teaching assistant in different areas, mainly at the Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems and I worked as a student assistant at the Institut für Straßen- und Verkehrswesen, which are planning roads, transportation and traffic. Addionally, I did an internship at the FARO Scanner Production GmbH in the research & development department.

My research interests

My research focuses the attention management regarding ambient and adaptive notifications.

Today, notifications on the users' smartphones are mainly used to support communication with other persons. In the era of the Internet of Things and the Smart Home users will also receive notifications from smart home appliances in the future. Therefore, the amount of applications that will notify the users in the future will increase. However, the attention of the users is limited. Already, today notifications cause negative effects such as distractions, less productivity or even stress. I am interested in, how notification systems especially for the Smart Home should be designed to be obtrusive but still conveying the information.

Research Projects

  • DAAN: Design of Adaptive and Ambient Notification Environments

Activities