Work Experience

  • since 02/2020

    Acting Director

    Institute for Security and Safety GmbH at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences

    At the Institute for Security and Safety my main objectives are the strategic development of the institute and the expansion of cooperation projects. Thus, I'm also the personal point of contact for all cooperation partners.

  • 01/2020 08/2019

    Project manager, consultant & media author

    Intelligent Media Systems AG, Karlsruhe

    Consulting for companies of different sectors for the use of e-learning media as well as conception, project planning and project management for the creation of e-learning media, such as web-based trainings, object-based learning and learning games.

  • 07/2019 03/2016

    Project coordinator

    Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS Mannheim), Department “Pragmatics”

    Project coordination of the bilateral DFG/ANR funded project "Segmentation of Oral Corpora" (SegCor).

  • 02/2016 04/2015

    PhD Student

    Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS Mannheim) & University of Heidelberg

    Member of the Leibniz Science Campus “Empirical Linguistics & Computational Language Modeling”, a cooperation of the Department of Computational Linguistics, University of Heidelberg and the IDS Mannheim.

  • 02/2016 08/2012

    Graduate Research Fellow/ Research Assistant

    University of Mannheim, Department of Diachronic Linguistics

    Teaching an advanced seminar (MA) “Comparative Corpus Linguistics” with Prof. Dr. Carola Trips and supporting her in literature research, editing articles, books and presentations.

  • 03/2015 06/2011

    Research Assistant/ PhD Student

    Leibniz Institute for the German Language, Department “Pragmatics”

    Transcribing and orthographically normalizing data for the FOLK project (Research and Teaching Corpus of German Spoken Language). State exam thesis on a first analysis of part-of-speech tagging of German spoken data which was the basis of the development of the PhD project.

  • 05/2011 09/2010

    German Language Assistant of the Pedagogic Exchange Service (PAD)

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools

    Teaching German and being part of the “Foreign Language Assistant Ambassador”-Program - UK-German Connection, a joint project of the federal foreign office of Germany, the KMK (standing conference of the ministers of education and cultural affairs), the Goethe Institute and the British Council (Edinburgh/London).

  • 09/2010 05/2009

    Research Assistant

    University of Mannheim, Department of English Linguistics

    Organization of the standardization procedure as well as employing and training of research assistants in the project LiSe-DaZ (linguistic learning assessment of German as a second language) in order to develop diagnostic methods for the assessment of the stage of language development of children with German as a foreign language; Organization, execution and evaluation of individual learning assessments in the efficacy study MIB (migration – integration – promoting abilites) with various tools: LiSe-Daz, SETK, AWSTR as well as training of new research assistants.

Education & Training

  • PhD thesis and defense May 2019

    PhD thesis: Part-of-Speech Tagging for German Spoken Data – An analysis of spoken language phenomena with respect to automatically annotating the FOLK Corpus (Research and Teaching Corpus of German Spoken Language). Grade of thesis: magna cum laude, grade of defense: summa cum laude.

    Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS Mannheim)

    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. phil. Arnulf Deppermann, Prof. Dr. Carola Trips

  • State Exam 2013

    1. Staatsexamen (1st German State Exam) - German and English Philology (German grade: 1.3) (very good)

    University of Mannheim, Germany

    Studies of literature and linguistics of both, German and English. Also educational theory, philosophy and teaching methodology. I especially focussed on German and English linguistics, particularly on second language acquisition, language philosophy, language contact, corpus linguistics and syntax.

    Final thesis: “Problemanalyse des POS-Taggings für spontan-sprachliche Daten anhand des Forschungs- und Lehrkorpus Gesprochenes Deutsch” (Analysis of the problems of automatic part-of-speech tagging of German spoken data of the research and teaching corpus of spoken German) (German grade: 1.0) (excellent)