Research Projects

Here you will find my current and past research projects.

Ongoing projects:

  • Mobile authentication. Mobile solutions aimed at replacing our current ways of password-based authentication with the interplay of mobile, wearable devices, the Internet of Things, as well as our behaviour.
  • AR/VR: Projects around Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard-like projection technology and related apps.
  • inferato: Complex Search, Exploratory Search, Search-Logger, SearchTrails, and more on graph-enhanced search.
  • Mobile Desktop: Tips and tricks around your notebook and mobile portable Desktop environments in linux.
  • F2F Computing: Simple tools for a spontaneous, secure and private data, communications, and computational resource exchange

Inactive projects

Be aware, they could be activated at any time again.

  • cloudeco: Predictions of cloudsourcing costs.
  • inferato/amms: Advanced Message Management System (AMMS) - new ways to cope with your emails and messages.
  • PS3 Computing: Everything we do on our new ps3 computing engine
  • Active Learning: Gaming and Simulation (ALGS): In this project, we develop a game to facilitate team building and communications skills for the students of Computer Science at the University of Tartu.
  • KangurOS: Maybe this will once be the core of new operating systems. Its concepts for data storage and retrieval are very different and should supersede current techniques.
  • elsim: A little visual elevator simulation, which can be controlled via a network socket. A nice tool, if you want students to develop a elevator control.
  • ComponentConfigurator (former called eHomeConfigurator): A new way of generative component based programming.
  • emailconcentrator: A framework for harvesting emails and making them available in other formats.
  • Fujaba: Here I am mainly involved as a user and instructor. However, my current engagement is more in the area of Story Driven Modeling (SDM) and its current support libraries.
  • PACC, private academic cloud computing.
  • Biometry, building solutions fusing voice, face, and random challenge to make authentication easier.
  • Bright brains in informatics: Still in Aachen, I set up a course for gifted elementary school students to get involved in the beautiful world of informatics.
  • PhD on Configuring eHomeSystems
  • Diplomarbeit (comparable to master thesis): Erweiterung von Haskell um portbasierte Kommunikation zur verteilten Programmierung (eng.: Port-Based distributed Haskell)
  • McMinos, the Computer Game, Andreas Neudecker and I wrote, go and test it!
  • Kmail maildir format to classic maildir format and vice versa: Nice, if you use kmail a lot, but want to test some local imap based stuff at the same moment.
  • MoinMoin extensions: Extensions for and experience with the moinmoin wiki, which was once the base for this webpage.

Past projects