University of Florida
Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
E450 CSE Building
PO Box 116120
Gainesville, FL 32611-6120
+1 (352) 505-1584
Phone: +1 (352) 392-1200 (secretary)
Fax: +1 (352) 392-1220
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As a student of computer science, I was member of a project group which built a prototype of an extensible spatial database system called the Gral system. Within my Diploma thesis I dealt with the design of graphical user interfaces for spatial database systems and implemented a special instance of such an interface for the Gral system. In 1990 I obtained my Diploma degree in computer science from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.
After a one-year episode as programmer and system administrator I became "wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" (research associate) at the FernUniversitšt Hagen, Germany. Here I received my Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the computer science department in December 1995. The topic of my doctoral thesis was the design and implementation of spatial data types that can be integrated in any kind of extensible database system.
After that I worked between 1996 and 2001 as a "Hochschulassistent" (research assistent, postdoc) at the FernUniversitšt Hagen, Germany. In 2002, I joined the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor and especially became a member of the Database Systems Research and Development Center. Since August 2008 I have been an Associate Professor.