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I am currently living in Austin, TX, USA, working at the
University of Texas as a Professor
in Electrical and Computer
Engineering. Prior to joining UT Austin in 2008, I was living
in Orange County in sunny Southern California. I graduated with a Ph.D.
in Information & Computer Science
from the University of California,
Irvine (UCI) in 2004, and afterwards I worked there as a researcher
in the Center for Embedded Computer
Systems (CECS). Before that I had spent most of my life growing up and
studying in Stuttgart, Germany. Right before coming to the US in 1997, I
graduated from the
University of Stuttgart with
a Diplom in Electrical Engineering.
Interests & Hobbies
- Classic cars: Unfortunately, I had to leave my
classic Volvo behind back home.
- Scuba diving: I started scuba diving in 1996 and have a
PADI Open Water Diver
I did dive at Cocos
Island (part of Costa Rica) aboard the
Locally, California is famous for its
forests. I regularly did day trips to
(with a boat or just from shore at
Apart from that, there are some pictures of diving trips in
my photo album.
- Skiing and - intermittently
- snowboarding (did it for a while but after ending up in the
hospital and intensive care I am back to skiing).
I've been to
(home of the 2010 winter olympics),
Dear Valley, and
In southern California, the best skiing is at
in the Sierra Nevada. Or, for some day trips to the
local hills, in the nearby Big Bear Lake area
(Snow Summit and
Bear Mountain resorts).
Growing up back in Europe, we frequently went skiing in the
French (Les Trois
Vallees or Tignes/Val d'Isere),
Swiss (Les Quatres Vallees)
and Austrian (St.
- Off-roading: I have a 2001 Honda XR650L
with which I used to go dirt riding with my buddies through
Valley, down Baja California and in the
- Upon request of my Dad I extended his favourite RF design tool
in order to add some new features.
Last modified: 10-September-2008