About me

Personal

My adorable girlfriend Anna-Karolina and me live in the wonderful city of Mannheim which is the capital of the metropolitan area Rhine-Neckar. For now, we have found a peaceful place to live at that is close to quiet patches such as the Luisenpark in midst the busy city district of Mannheim.

Besides enjoying free time with good friends or, most of it, with my charming girlfriend Anna, which I try to spent as much time with as any of my engagements allow me to, Sports and Traveling are the favorite activities in my life.

I played Team Handball for quite some years and loved the intensity and team spirit of the game. Unfortunately, with age and career come injuries and lack of time to keep doing sports at a high level of intensity. Instead, occasional individual sports and, rarely, ball games (basketball, beachball) have become the source of my fitness. Spending time on a golf course with my family is one of my favorites. I love to do trips on a bicycle and explore the “Kurpfalz” or go running along Rhine or Neckar. Also, everything on a board (snowboarding, surfing) is fun to me.

Obviously, the “Kurpfalz” does not provide all terrains to do my favorite sports and change sometimes is a welcome factor in my life. For this reason I love to travel to far away places, do some sports, relax (it’s vacation!) and meet new friends, preferably with my honey. Frequently, I upload pics from my trips around the world to Picasa what has become a sort of travel diary to me. Although Anna and me have gathered quite a collection of albums, there are still one million places to go and things to do, we love to travel!

Music is an addiction! For me, driving a convertible and listening to loud electronic dance music feels like heaven. Going out clubbing with this kind of music makes my nite. Music One is my #1 Web radio station that plays awesome electronic dance music 24/7. Give it a shot! ;)

I am active in multiple social networks, currently, let’s see when that market consolidates :) I added links to my profiles available on-line to the contact page.

Career

Michael finished his studies in Information Systems (“Wirtschaftsinformatik”) at the University of Mannheim in September of 2009. Since November 2009 he works on his doctoral thesis about Cloud migration at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and is employed as a Research Scientist at the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI). He has been and still is active in multiple research projects related to the disruptive technology Cloud Computing.

Studies

During his studies of Information Systems at the University of Mannheim Michael focused on distributed and mobile systems, database systems, and logistics. Further, he acquired knowledge about eBusinesses & eGovernments, business administration, organizational aspects of businesses, and marketing. Michael finished his studies and obtained his Diploma in information systems (business informatics) in 2009. He wrote his diploma thesis on the subject “Design and Implementation of a Tool to create Queries in Complex Event Processing Systems” in cooperation with the research department of webMethods Software AG, Darmstadt, at the chair of the Assistant Professor for Computer Science and Information Systems, Prof. Carl-Christian Kanne.

Doctoral

Since November 2009, Michael works at the Forschungszentrum Informatik FZI as a research scientist in the IPE group and pursues a doctoral degree at the Institute of Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). As a Ph.D. candidate Michael is part of the eOrganization chair of Professor Stefan Tai (AIFB, KIT). Here and at the FZI he is in involved in the field of Cloud computing, in particular, in the process and decisions made over a migration into the Cloud. You want to find his publications on the curriculum vitae page.