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This page summarizes my scientific career, including memberships, personal skills and practical training.

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These are the institutes, where I studied or worked:

MeteoSwiss

Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut Institute of Atmospheric Physics, DLR

The University Centre in Svalbard Institute for Meteorology and Climatology, University of Hannover

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Curriculum Vitae

Work experience

Dates 01. Dec 2010 - 30. Nov 2013
Position Eumetsat fellow
Main activities and responsibilities Comparison of cloud remote sensing algorithms
Co-coordination of the CREW project (now known as International Cloud Working Group of the CGMS)
Name and address of employer Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI)
Wilhelminalaan 10
3732 GK De Bilt (Netherlands)
Dates 01. May 2010 - 30. Nov. 2010
Position Postdoc
Main activities and responsibilities Improvement of the radiative properties of ice clouds in the climate model ECHAM
Name and address of employer German Aerospace Center (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen
Muenchener Str. 20
82234 Wessling (Germany)
Dates 03. April 2005 – 30. April 2010
Position PhD student (final grade: very good)
Title of the thesis The radiative heating rate in the tropical tropopause region
Main activities and responsibilities Software development of the radiative transfer model libRadtran, simulation of radiances, fluxes, and heating rates using ECMWF and other data sets
Name and address of employer German Aerospace Center (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen
Muenchener Str. 20
82234 Wessling (Germany)

Memberships and elections

Dates 2018 → now
Position Member of the Swiss Commission on Remote Sensing (SKF)
Dates 2018 → now
Position Representative for Switzerland, MTG User Preparation Group
Dates 2010 → 2015
Position Member of the scientific advisory commity of the CGMS International Clouds Working Group (formerly named Cloud Retrieval Evaluation Workshop)
Dates 04/2004 - 03/2005
Position Elected member of the student parliament of the Leibniz University of Hannover
Dates 2000-2004
Position Member of the student body of a mathematical and physical faculty, co-determination of students for issues of the faculty and university, support support and introductory events for new students.

Personal skills and competences

Computer skills and competences Sound programming skills (6 years of software development) in C, Fortran 70/90/95, IDL, Matlab, cvs, svn, cdo, html, MPI, gawk, condor, gle, latex, MS-office
Experienced with the operating systems Linux, Unix and Windows
Native language German
Other languages English (very good)
French (good)
Italian (basics)
Dutch (basics)

Supervision

Dates 01. July 2018 - 31. March 2019
Internship Supervising a nine months internship (Joel Zeder) at MeteoSwiss
Trainee in Automatic Generation of Thunderstorm Warnings using Machine Learning Methods

Dates 01. May 2017 - 31. January 2018
Internship Supervising a nine months internship (Lea Beusch) at MeteoSwiss
Satellite-Based Rainfall Retrieval: From Generalized
Linear Models to Artificial Neural Networks


Dates 01. January - 30. September 2016
Internship Supervising a nine months internship (Elena Leonarduzzi) at MeteoSwiss
Internship within COALITION - Second Generation
Benefits of satellite observations for thunderstorm nowcasting


Teaching experience

Dates 2003 - 2004
Courses Two courses in Astrophysics and one course called About glaciers and polar lights for school peoples, who visited the Leibniz University of Hannover in the framework of the Gauß-AG, each course had 10 x 2h, Organisation and content was up to the teacher..

Practical Trainings

Dates 27. August 2018 - 7. September 2018
Kind of training Machine Learning Summer School 2018
Principal subjects Modern methods of statistical machine learning, data analysis and inference: Optimization, Deep Learning, Causal Inference, Optimization and Prob. Numerics, Machine learning and causal inference for personalized decision making, Gaussian Processes, Neural Language Models, Kernel Methods, Bayesian Deep Learning, GANs, Reinforcement Learning, Bayesian Non-parametrics
Institution Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Location of the course Madrid, Spain
Dates 20. May 2015 - 18. October 2015
Kind of training Exploiting Supercomputers and Containers for Data Science
Principal subjects Practical training with container technologies such as Docker and Shifter, container deployment for HPC Environments, create and support workloads that are able to run efficiently and easily on platforms ranging from laptops to HPC Centers, respect to portability and reproducibility, containerization of very complex software stacks composed of anything from Python to GPU-enabled code.
Institution CSCS Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Location of the course Zurich, Switzerland
Dates 20. May 2015 - 18. October 2015
Kind of training Coursera course on Machine learning
Principal subjects (i) Supervised learning (parametric/non-parametric algorithms, support vector machines, kernels, neural networks). (ii) Unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, deep learning). (iii) Best practices in machine learning (bias/variance theory; innovation process in machine learning and AI).
Institution https://www.coursera.org/
Location of the course online training course
Dates 04. May 2015 - 07. May 2015
Kind of training Python Onsite Training Course
Principal subjects Python Programming
Institution Bernd Klein https://www.python-kurs.eu
Location of the course Locarno, Switzerland
Dates 10. June - 28. October 2011
Kind of training Satellite Image Interpretation and Applications Course
Principal subjects Satellite remote sensing
Institution Eumetcal / EUMeTrain
Location of the course online training course
Dates 15. - 20. September 2008
Kind of training Advanced Atmospheric Training Course
Principal subjects Radiative transfer, satellite remote sensing, validation, assimilation
Institution European Space Agency
Location of the course University of Oxford, Great Britain
Dates 03. - 15. October 2005
Kind of training Cargese international school
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered Upper Troposphere, lower stratosphere (observation, assimilation, modeling)
Program Cost Action 723
Location of the course Cargese, Corse, France
Dates 01. July 2000 - 20. August 2000
Kind of training Practical training
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered Gravity waves in the atmosphere
Name and type of organisation German Aerospace Center (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen
Muenchener Str. 20
82234 Wessling (Germany)

University Studies

Dates 01. November 2003 - 30. March 2005
Title of qualification awarded Diploma of meteorology (final grade: very good)
Title of the thesis The Development of the Monte-Carlo transfer model PROMT
Name and type of organisation Institute for Meteorology and Climatology
Leibniz University of Hannover
Herrenhaeuser Str. 2, 30419 Hanover, Germany
Dates 01. August 2002 - 31. July 2003
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered Studies of arctic geophysics (remote sensing, oceanography, polar meteorology, processes in snow and ice, radar diagnostic of space plasma)
Name and type of organisation The University Center in Svalbard, UNIS
Longyearbyen, Norway
Dates 01. October 2000 - 31. July 2002
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered Studies of meteorology (radiative transfer, synoptics, turbulence, boundary layer theory, thermodynamics, convection, remote sensing)
Name and type of organisation Institute for Meteorology and Climatology
Leibniz University of Hannover
Herrenhaeuser Str. 2, 30419 Hanover, Germany
Dates 01. October 1998 - 30. September 2000
Title of qualification awarded Intermediate Diploma (Vordiplom) in Physics (final grade: very good)
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered University courses in linear algebra, analysis, experimental and theoretical physics, basics of meteorology...
Name and type of organisation Faculty for mathematics and physics
Leibniz University of Hannover
Appelstr. 2, 30167 Hanover, Germany

School

Dates 01. August 1984 - 31. July 1997
Title of qualification awarded German school leaving examination "Abitur" (final grade: very good)
Name and address of the school Georg-Buechner-Gymnasium
Hirtenweg 20
30926 Seelze, Germany


 

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