Department of Computer Science
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
I am a junior professor at the Department of Computer Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), where I lead the Process-Driven Architectures group. This group is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the Emmy-Noether Programme. Before joining HU in April 2015, I worked as research associate in the Large-Scale Distributed Systems group of Peter Pietzuch at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. Earlier, I held positions as a research fellow and adjunct lecturer at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, working with Avigdor Gal. From 2008-2011, I was a research assistant and PhD student in the Business Process Technology group of Mathias Weske at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam, from which I received a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science in November 2011.
I have been a visiting fellow at the School of Information Systems at the Queensland University of Technology (2016) and at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London (2015-2016). As of 2016, I am a Junior-Fellow of the German Informatics Society (GI).
My research focuses on specific types of information systems, those that are process-oriented and those that are event-driven. Such systems represent general-purpose technology with applications in diverse domains, reaching from health care through logistics to e-commerce. I am interested in formal methods for the specification and verification of information systems, their analysis based on log data, and techniques that optimise their run-time behaviour. Specifically, I explore scenarios where process-oriented and event-based systems come together: where processes generate events or event processing technology supports the execution of a process.
- November 2016: My work has been recognised with the Berlin Research Award (Young Scientist), awarded each year by the Governing Mayor of Berlin to a single researcher across all scientific disciplines.
- November 2016: Making it work in practice... We received funding for transfer projects with two start-ups, exploring stream mining for predictive analysis in logistics with Synfioo and speeding-up event-based analysis of business processes with Lana Labs.
- September 2016: Feeling honoured to have been selected as a Junior-Fellow of the German Informatics Society (GI).
- August 2016: Looking forward to exploring new paradigms for process modeling as part of a research project funded by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF).
- February 2016: Inviting submissions to a Special Issue on Online Forecasting and Proactive Analytics in the Big Data Era in Elsevier's Big Data Research, deadline is June 15, 2016.
- January 2016: Looking forward to collaborating with the BPM research group at QUT, Brisbane, Australia, on the foundations of alignments of process models - a project that is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.
- October 2015: Together with Dave Eyers, Arno Jacobsen and Avigdor Gal, I organise a Dagstuhl Seminar on Integrating Process-oriented and Event-based Systems in late August 2016.
- August 2015: We have a PhD position in process-oriented systems/event processing. Application deadline is October 8, 2015.
- June 2015: Inviting submissions to the 10th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems (DEBS 2016), which will be held in Irvine, CA, USA. General Co-Chairs of DEBS 2016 are Avgidor Gal and myself.
- April 2015: I moved to the Department of Computer Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) to start a research group on Process-Driven Architectures. This group is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the Emmy-Noether Programme.
- October 2014: Inviting submissions to the 13th International Conference on Business Process Management, which will be held in Innsbruck, Austria. Programme Co-Chairs of BPM 2015 are Hamid Motahari, Jan Recker, and myself.
- June 2014: We defended our title! Our solution for Scalable Stateful Stream Processing for Smart Grids, won the Audience Award at the ACM DEBS 2014 Grand Challenge. Congrats to the team!