Currently, I am a researcher at Technische Universität Dresden working at the Faculty of Computer Science. Our scientific research group, which is called Senior Chair of Multimedia Technology, devotes itself to model-driven development of composite Web mashup applications. My research in particular is about requirements-driven quality modeling and evaluation in such Web mashups. Find a comprehensive list of research papers in my bibliography.
Beside state-of-the-art Web application frameworks, my technology expertise covers mobile device development including context modeling and distributed client-server app workspaces with its corresponding infrastructure. If you are interested in my work, be it as a researcher, a representative of industry or government or just as a private person, please let me know. You can also add me as a contact or follow on a social network.
Genealogy is about tracing the relationships of the members of your family. Currently, I have identified over 250 genetically related individuals of my own family. Ten generations are covered, spanning over 200 years of lifetime. To visualize the inheritance relations, I developed a Web-based tool, which is able to align all the collected information in one huge diagram automatically. Have a look at nacarta and get an impression of the example family. Beside the relations chart, there are also a person list view and a locations map. Nevertheless, I am anxious for extending my database. If you see a chance to provide me with additional information or claim to be one of my relatives, give it a try and notify me.
Visiting foreign countries and getting in touch with their culture is one of my favorite activities. Have a look at some of my pictures from around the world. Using Jamie Wong's framework, I created a world travel map of my most important trips. Noteworthy travels include a road trip from Dresden via the Swedish coast to North Cape and back via Norway and Denmark in one and a half weeks (2007) as well as a round-the-world journey with stops in Singapore, Sydney, New Zealand and San Francisco (2010/2011). You are invited to suggest awesome travel destinations or discuss your globetrotter experiences.
With my membership in the society MUSEIS SAXONICIS USUI – Freunde der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden e. V. (MSU), I support the museums and exhibitions of the SKD, comprising world-famous museums such as »Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister« or »Grünes Gewölbe«. Furthermore, I am part of the voluntary organization team for special events of Junge Freunde, which is the section of young friends of MSU.
A blog on some of my own crafts projects and artwork runs under the label s4ndm4n.
In addition, I contribute to Wikimedia Commons, a collection of media files, which can be used with free licenses.