German Director of the German-French-Italian DFH/UFA-Doktorandenkolleg/Collège doctoral MDPS and the IFIK Double Master Degree in Computer Science between INSA de Lyon and University of Passau (French Director Pr. Lionel Brunie).
Research background in distributed information systems, distributed multimedia systems and middleware, content adaptation, multimedia databases (contribution to the MPEG-7, MPEG-21 and W3C standards) and distributed information retrieval.
Management of industrial projects with ATOS, Worldline, Siemens AG, Corporate Technology in the domain of IoT, WoT, multimedia systems and databases (including patents and software).
Member of the Editorial Board Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer.
Teaching courses in multimedia databases, distributed databases, Web technologies, distributed systems and operating systems for undergraduate and post graduate students, supervising practical trainings, coordinating students exchange up-to the PhD-level (see the French-German-Italian MDPS Doctoral College).