I am a visiting professor for a period of three years in the period from 2021-2023.
Data Analytics for the process industries
I received my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2001. After graduating I started as a trainee in sales and marketing for Infineon Technologies in Munich and Stockholm before embarking on my PhD studies at the Centre of Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) under the guidance of Nina F. Thornhill in London, UK, which I completed in 2005. My work on data-driven analysis received the NAMUR award for the best PhD thesis in the process industries. In 2006 I was a postdoctoral student at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a Claude-Leon-Foundation Fellow for conducting work on advanced process control. I then joined ABB Corporate Research in Ladenburg, Germany, from 2007 to 2015 where I worked on advanced data analytics topics in the chemical, metals and minerals and mining industry. Before joining HAW Hamburg in May 2020 I was an Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria.