(Dr. rer. nat.)
Head of the division “Pedestrian Modeling” at Civil Safety Research
Pedestrian dynamics: Data Analysis, Modelling, Simulation and Research Software Development
Validation and Verification of Mathematical Models
Traffic Engineering, Parallel Computing
Education and Positions
Guest Student Programme on Scientific Computing
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg
Diploma in Computer Science, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Faculty of Physics, University of Cologne
JSPS Fellow (3 months)
2008 - 2018
Research assistant, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Jul. 2018 - 2019
Guest researcher at Key State Laboratory of Fire Science at USTC - China (6 months)
Head of the division ‘Pedestrian Dynamics - Modeling’ at IAS-7
2020 - 2022
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)
A list is also available online
Simulation and modelling in, “ORPHEUS: Fire Safety in the underground” funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under 13N13266, 2018.
Simulation and modelling in “BaSiGo – Safety and security modules for large public events”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under grant number 13N12045. February 2012 till March 2015.
Principal investigator in, “PEDFLOW Code Validation”, cooperation with SL–Rasch GmbH Special Lightweight & Structures, 2013.
Principal investigator in, “Model calibration of CrowdControl”, cooperation with Siemens AG, 2012.
Simulation and modelling in, “Hermes – Investigation of an evacuation assistant for use in emergencies during large-scale public events” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the program “Research for Civil Security” in the field “Protecting and Saving Human Life” under grant number 13N9952. November 2008 till December 2011,
Pedestrian Dynamics (English, link)
Theory of Traffic Flow (German, link)
Evacuation simulation (German, link)
Computer engineering (German)
Organization of the conference TGF’13 in Jülich.
Visiting scientist in Tokyo university, Nishinari’s lab
Member of RiMEA (Guideline for Microscopic Evacuation Analysis)
Senior developer of the software JuPedSim – a framework for simulation and analysis of pedestrian dynamics.
Member of the scientific committee of PED (Conference on Pedestrian Dynamics) and TGF (Traffic and Granular Flow)
Reviewer in diverse journals e.g. in Physical Review E, Collective Dynamics, PLOS, Transportation Research part B and part C, Physica A etc.