Since December 2010: Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark August 2010 - November 2010: Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark September 2008 - July 2010: Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark March 2008: Ph.D.(Promotion), RWTH Aachen University, Germany, With Distinction, thesis on "Efficient Adaptive Retrieval and Mining in Large Multimedia Databases" April 2003 - September 2008: Research assistant at Lehrstuhl für Informatik 9, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (with six weeks research visit at Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan, 2006) March 2003: Diplom (Master) of computer science, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, thesis on "Complexity of two-way las vegas automata and related models" (with semester at IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) awards and scholarships Teacher of the Year 2010: Award by Study Board of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark Borchers-Plakette: Award by RWTH Aachen University, Germany, for dissertation with distinction BTW Disserationspreis: Dissertation award by the database section of the German computer society DAAD scholarship: Awarded in 2000 by the German academic exchange service for studies at the IFU (International Wo