I’m a systems engineer and computer science researcher specializing on operational mechanisms of distributed systems. I have more than ten years of professional experience in software and systems engineering, and hold a PhD in computer science. Before working at the Distributed Systems Group at TU Wien, I worked as a freelance web developer, and later as a software engineer at an industry-oriented research facility developing a data integration platform for systems engineering data. I have been a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University working on Edge Computing Systems, and at IBM Watson Research in New York, working on systems to operationalize AI. In 2020, I founded the academic spin-off CognitiveXR, where I’m the technical lead.