I studied Computer Science at the University of Freiburg where I received my Master in 2012. During my studies in Freiburg, I also spend a year in Melbourne where I studied Information Technology at the Monash University and received my Master in 2010. Since 2012 I am a PhD student in the group of Prof. Dr. Malte Helmert. My main research interest is classical domain-independent planning. So far, I mostly focused on optimal planning by heuristic search, but I am interested in other areas as well. I am specifically interested in using linear programs and mixed integer programs in planning. Apart from my research, I work on Fast Downward and also like to program in my free time. For example, I can recommend Project Euler and Python Challenge. Together with Thomas Mayer, I wrote a Quine in SPL.