School and Professional Career

  • 1979-1986 visit of classical and humanistic high school Altes Gymnasium in Bremen
  • 1986-1987 civilian service in Bremen: care for mentally disabled adults
  • 1987-1992 study of computer science with focus on computational linguistics, Univ. Koblenz-Landau
  • 1992-2002 research assistant (since 1998 with a doctor’s degree) at the Univ. Koblenz-Landau in the AI research group with Prof. Dr. U. Furbach
  • 2002- professor (C2) at Harz University of Applied Sciences in Wernigerode, Germany, with main focus on knowledge-based systems (artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, data mining)


  • 1986 university-entrance diploma (Abitur) (overall average grade 1.0), including qualification in Latin, Classical Greek, and Classical Hebrew
  • 1992 diploma in computer science (grade 1.1), Univ. Koblenz-Landau
  • 1998 conferral of a doctorate with topic “Disjunctive Logic Programming with constraints and its Applications” (grade 1.0, magna cum laude)
  • 2006 state doctorate (Habilitation) with topic “Multiagent Systems and RoboCup: Specification, Analysis, and Theoretical Results”

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

  • Francis of Assisi