I hold a Dr. rer. nat degree and a Diploma in computer science from the University of Leipzig. I joined the Internet-startup Powerset in San Francisco, which was acquired by Microsoft to become part of Bing.com, where I worked for 2 years in software development. Since 2011, I am head of FG Language Technology, Computer Science Dept. TU Darmstadt. Personal Interests traveling, cooking, art projects that move, playing the lazerkasoo.