I have finished my PhD funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) at the University of York, England. My thesis topic was `Deep Complex-Valued Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing`. Prior to my PhD, I obtained my BSc in Computer Science and Complex Software Systems from the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhine-Sieg, Germany. Throughout my time as a student I worked as a Research Assistant on different research projects. While studying I taught Java on a graduate and undergraduate level, but also worked as a freelance Software Engineer and part-time IT Systems Administrator.
My area of interest is Machine Learning and its applications in Natural Language Processing. I'm working on novel approaches to word embeddings in order to improve question answering systems and knowledge bases. It is my goal to make state-of-art Machine Learning tools accessible and easy to use for industry and consumers.
Previously, I have worked on complex-valued neural networks and medical image segmentation using Deep Learning.