studied Mathematics at University of Münster from 1998 to 2003. In 2007, he got his PhD at the Technical University of Berlin. After spending 5 years as a Postdoc in Berlin he joined Maastricht University as an Assistant Professor in 2011. His research interests include computational game theory and the design and analysis of algorithms, especially for hard combinatorial optimization problems.
studied Media Studies and Economics at Ruhr-University Bochum and at Edith Cowan University, Perth. From 2005-2007, he was a DFG scholarship holder in the Graduate School »Media of History – History of Media« at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, and from 2007-2010 research assistant (PreDoc) in Media Philosophy, University of Vienna. From 2010-2013 he was a research assistant (PostDoc) at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Since 2013, he is Junior Director of the Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Lüneburg.