I was a member of the Cornflower Project under the supervision of Dr. Meinolf Sellmann.
My thesis work explored deterministic inference methods for constraint programming, search protocols for constrained optimization and local search meta-heuristics. It was awarded the 2010 IBM Ph.D. Scholarship.
My research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research and Hybrid Methods for Combinatorial Optimization. The central theme of my research is to design methods that allow efficient reasoning about substructures that are commonly found in real-world problems and to facilitate the ease of using optimization support systems by non-experts via high-level modeling abstractions and robust search algorithms.
Beginning of fall 2011, I have completed my Ph.D. studies and joined the Advanced Constraint Technology team at Oracle as a research and development scientist. I am currently working on a cutting-edge constraint solver for internal Oracle solutions.