I am a UNIX systems engineer working in Networking and Infrastructure.

I went to school in Germany and got a German Abitur at the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium in Kaarst before coming to England to read for a BSc in Computer Science at Royal Holloway. I gained a PhD in Computer Science in 1999 researching Support Vector Machines and their uses in medical and forensic settings. In addition to my research in artificial intelligence I ran some of the department’s Linux and Sun services and have since worked as a systems engineer in media distribution, security and infrastructure management. I also lectured in my research areas as well as teaching commercial Unix and Internet courses. I am a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Information Technology Professional and hold Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner Certifications.

Obviously I have a strong interest in Computers and Technology, check out my CV and my publications for this.

My other interests are closely linked to anything to do with Mountains. I love to go hiking and climbing and take photographs in the progress.

I am a member of the DAV Sektion Düsseldorf (The German Alpine Association Branch in Düsseldorf) and my old University’s alumni climbing club ULGMC. I also hold the MLT UK Single Pitch Award and the Climbing Wall Leading Award, which are UK climbing instructor qualifications.

If I have any time left I like to listen to classical music and I usually have a season ticket for the BBC Proms.