Conferences and Workshops

I am involved in the organisation of the following events:

  • German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI) 2019
  • ARDUOUS 2019, 2018, 2017
  • iWOAR 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Joint Workshop of the German Research Training Groups in Computer Science 2012


  • I was a session chair at the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2016)
  • I was a mentor at the student consortium at the ACM Intelligent User Interfaces Conference (IUI 2016)

Research Stays

I have visited the following research institutions:

  • University of Zürich within the context of the International DSI Fellowship of the UZH Digital Society Initiative , Zürich, Switzerland (July 2018 – August 2018)
  • Collegium Helveticum, Zürich, Switzerland (March 2018, July 2018 – August 2018)
  • Technical University of Valencia, Spain (May 2017 – June 2017)
  • University of Bristol, UK (March 2016 – August 2016)


Program Committee Member

I have been PC member in the following conferences and workshops:


I have been a reviewer for the following journals and conferences:

Invited talks

I have given the following invited talks:

  • “Automatic knowledge extraction for behaviour interpretation and intervention generation”, Workshop on Prediction of Health-Relevant Decisions and their Ethical Dimension at Algorithms and their Usage week at Collegium Helveticum, October 2018
  • “Automatic generation of human behaviour models from textual instructions for behaviour understanding and monitoring” , Technical University of Valencia, June 2017
  • “Understanding human behaviour: Automatic generation of human behaviour models from textual instructions”, Christmas Seminar, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, December 2016
  • “Computational State Space Models for Activity Recognition”, SPHERE Seminar, University of Bristol, August 2016
  • “A Process for Systematic Development of Symbolic Models for Activity Recognition”, Intelligent User Interfaces Conference (IUI 2016), Sonoma, CA, March 2016.
  • “Detecting Emotions from the acceleration of hand movements”. MuSAMA Seminar, University of Rostock, April 2010.

Grants and Awards

I have received the following research grants, scholarships, and awards:

  • Award: Special award “Digitale Innovation & Prozessoptimierung” at “Inspired – Der Ideenwettbewerb in Mecklenburg Vorpommern”
  • Award: 3rd place at “Inspired – Der Ideenwettbewerb in Mecklenburg Vorpommern”
  • Award: Best Work in Progress Paper Award at PerCom 2017 for the paper “What’s Cooking and Why? Behaviour Recognition during Unscripted Cooking Tasks for Health Monitoring
  • Grant: Funding for travel and equipment. BMBF Professorinenprogramm II (January 2017)
  • Grant: TextToHBM: A Generalised Approach to Learning Models of Human Behaviour for Activity Recognition from Textual Instructions.  DFG Research grant (September 2016 – August 2019)
  • Grant: Recognising the daily activities of people in home settings. SPHERE Partnership resource, EPSRC (March 2016 – August 2016)
  • Grant: Human behaviour models for activity recognition. DFG research grant within the context of RTG 1424 MuSAMA (April 2014 – December 2014)
  • Scholarship: Intention recognition with the help of probabilistic models. DFG scholarship within the context of RTG MuSAMA (May 2010 – August 2013)