Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas

  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Media Psychology
  • Human Computer Interaction

Research Focus

  • User Experience of Interactive Media
  • Media Effect Studies
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • User-Centered Design and Designsprint Prototyping

Freelance Work

In 2017, I co-founded a startup company. With a team of experts in software and DevOps engineering, I bring my skills to the table in industry projects with Vireso GmbH. Here’s our services in short:

  • Agile software development of desktop, mobile, and server applications
  • Consulting on agile development, process digitization, and continuous integration/deployment of software
  • User-centered visualization of complex process data

Employment History

  • since 2020

    Institute Coordinator, Institute for Media Research, Chemnitz University of Technology.

  • 2019-2020

    Project Coordinator, Proposal DFG Collaborative Research Centre Hybrid Societies, Chair “Applied Geropsychology and Cognition”, Chemnitz University of Technology.

  • since 2017

    Managing Partner/CEO, Vireso GmbH

  • 2016-2019

    Post-Doc, Chair “Media Psychology”, Chemnitz University of Technology.

  • 2016-2017

    Scientific  Coordinator, BMWi EXIST project AirOps,  Chair “Visual Computing”, Chemnitz University of Technology.

  • 2016-2016

    Project Coordinator (Parental Leave Replacement), BMBF project MACeLot, Chemnitz University of Technology.

  • 2014-2015

    Post-Doc, DFG Research Training Group “Crossworlds”, Chemnitz University of Technology.

  • 2012-2014

    PhD Student, DFG Research Training Group “Crossworlds”, Chemnitz University of Technology.

  • 2008-2012

    Research Assistant, Chair “Media Use, Media Psychology, and Media Sociology”, Chemnitz University of Technology.

Education and Qualifications

  • 2018

    Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • 2014

    Graduation doctor philosophiae “Media Psychology”, Chemnitz University of Technology.
    Grade: summa cum laude

  • 2008

    Master of Arts “Media and Communication Studies”, Chemnitz University of Technology
    Grade: 1,0

  • 2006

    Bachelor of Arts “Media and Communication Studies”, Chemnitz University of Technology.
    Grade: 1,3

Memberships in Organizations

  • ICA – International Communication Association (Divisions: Communication and Technology, Game Studies)
  • ECREA – European Communication Research and Education Association (Sections: Audience and Reception Studies, Television Studies, Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction, Digital Games Research)
  • DGPS – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (German Society for Psychology) (Section: Media Psychology)
  • ISPR – International Society for Presence Research
  • PMI – Project Management Institute, association for international project management

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, 2017
  • Top Paper Award, International Communication Association Annual Meeting, Game Studies Division, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, 7th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, 2015
  • Reviewer of the Year 2014 (Journal of Media Psychology)
  • Faculty of Humanities Dissertation award 2014

Reviewer Assignments

Academic journals and conferences I reviewed for
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Media Psychology (JMP)
  • International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS)
  • Journal of Communication (JOC)
  • Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft (M&K)
  • Learning and Instruction, The Journal of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • Imagination, Cognition and Personality (ICR)
  • Journal of Mobile Media & Communication (MMC)
  • Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies (CONVERGENCE)
  • International Communication Association Annual Conference (Divisions CAT, IS, GS)
  • Conference of the Media Psychology Division (DGPs)
  • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association Conference (ECREA)
  • Athens Journal of Education (AJE)

Academic Events

Academic events I chaired/co-organized
  • Fachgruppentagung “11th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Society of Psychlogy”, Head of Conference Organization Committee, September 2019, Chemnitz, GE
  • ICA Game Studies Preconference “Games Everywhere, Gaming Everywhere” Head of Conference Organization Committee, May 24, 2018, Prague, CZ
  • ICA Game Studies Preconference “Gaming Bodies”, Member of Conference Organization Committee, May 2015, San Juan, PR, US
  • “Crossworlds: Theory, Development & Evaluation of Social Technology”, Member of Conference Organization Committee, June 30-July 1st, 2014, Chemnitz, GE

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