I am a professor for Visual Engineering (Technische Visualistik) at the University for Applied Sciences in Dresden (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden). My teaching and research is focused on visualization and interaction techniques and technologies. During my PhD I developed a formalization for multitouch-gestures based on a semiotic analysis framework. My current research is focused on multidimensional visualization methods in the domain of machine learning and interaction techniques for novel, elastic displays.


Professur für Mediengestaltung — website of the chair of media design at Technische Universität Dresden where I did my PhD from 2009 – 2014 and continued to work at as post-doc until January 2019.

Labornetzwerk Technische Visualistik — local network of companies and research institutions in Saxony.

Fachgruppe Be-greifbare Interaktion — I am part of the steering comitee of the German Tangible Interaction group inside of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI).

Gesellschaft für Technische Visualistik mbH — the company I co-founded in 2012 and worked for as Project Manager and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) until 2019.

Professur für Technische Visualistik — official website of the professorship vor visual engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden. Established in March 2019.


    Projects — I worked in 8 research projects at Technische Universität Dresden, for instance, VANDA – Visual and Analytics Interfaces for Big Data Environments and DAMM – Digital Archive of Mathematical Models.

    I also organized OUTPUT.DD, the project exhibition at the Faculty of Computer Science of Technische Universität Dresden in 2012 and two Innovation Forums on Visual Engineering in 2011 and 2016.


    Publications — see the complete list of my publications since 2009.


    Awards — in 2010 I received the Enno-Heidebroek-Urkunde for the best diploma in media computer science in the class of 2010.

    In 2014 I received the nomination for the Georg-Helm-Preis, which is awarded by the Verein zur Förderung von Studierenden der TU Dresden e.V. by the Faculty of Computer Science of Technische Universität Dresden.

    Also in 2014 my colleagues and I received the Best Paper Award for "Get Inspired; A Visual Divide And Conquer Approach For Motive-Based Search Scenarios" from International Conference on WWW/Internet 2014.

    In 2017, our paper "Visualizing Uncertainty in Flow Diagrams; A Case Study in Product Costing" received the best paper award from The 10th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI 2017).

    In 2019, our paper "Glyphboard: Visual Exploration of High-dimensional Data Combining Glyphs with Dimensionality Reduction" received the best paper honorable mention from Visualization in Data Science (VDS at IEEE VIS 2019).