Projects and Jobs

Here, a list of completed and current projects and jobs is given.

2017 – 2020: International Multiproject Management
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Establishment of a project and research infrastructure for joint research operations between Frankfurt UAS, Germany, Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam, and industrial partners in the area of secure IT-architectures, network monitoring, surveillance and artificial intelligence. Design and implementation of information security operations center (SOC) and SIEM optimizations and extensions for a medium-sized enterprise in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Main skills used:

  • Stakeholder communication
  • Executive advising in network- and IT-Security and architecture optimization
  • SOC/SIEM optimization and extension
  • Project definition and requirements analysis
  • Milestone management
  • Agile project management (SCRUM): Product owner
  • Project and fund acquisition
  • Coaching and supervision

2019 – 2020: Deputy Head of Research Group
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Deputy head of research group for information security and privacy at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany and principal investigator. Management of multiple third-party funded research projects in the area of IT security, IT forensics, vulnerability management and network optimization. Knowledge transfer between students, lectures, and research staff.

Main skills used:

  • Stakeholder and team communication
  • IT Security consulting
  • Teaching, coaching, supervision
  • Project and fund acquisition
  • Agile project management (SCRUM): Product owner, SCRUM master
  • Design and implementation of prototypes in Java and Python (sklearn, scipy, numpy, pandas, matplotlib)

2017 – 2018: Project Lead
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Project lead of the third-party funded research project “EvoCone”. Research and development in the area of dynamic communication network optimization using evolutionary search heuristics. Supervision of several international scientific assistants, internships, and theses.

Main skills used:

  • Research and development
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Data science
  • IT Security and high-availability architectures
  • Network optimization
  • Management, coaching, and supervision of an international team of researchers and research assistants
  • Agile project management (SCRUM): Product owner, SCRUM master
  • Design and implementation of prototypes in Python and C (sklearn, scipy, numpy, pandas, matplotlib)

2015 – 2017: Project Lead
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Project lead of the third-party funded research project “ROBUST”. Research and development in the area of dynamic communication network optimization using evolutionary search heuristics in software-defined networks. Joint industry project funded by “The Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts”. Supervision of several international scientific assistants, internships, and theses.

Main skills used:

  • Research and development (rapid prototyping)
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Data science
  • IT Security
  • Software defined networking and virtualization
  • Network optimization
  • Management, coaching, and supervision of an international team of researchers and research assistants
  • Agile project management (SCRUM): Product owner, SCRUM master
  • Design and implementation of prototypes in Python and C (sklearn, scipy, numpy, pandas, matplotlib)

2013 – 2015: Project Lead
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Project lead of the third-party funded research project “NetFlowBot”. Research and development in the area of early threat identification in communication network traffic based on NetFlow information. Joint industry project funded by “The Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts”. Supervision of several international scientific assistants, internships, and theses.

Main skills used:

  • Research and development (rapid prototyping)
  • Stakeholder communication
  • IT Security
  • NetFlow analysis
  • Network optimization
  • Management, coaching, and supervision of an international team of researchers and research assistants
  • Design and implementation of prototypes in Java and C

2011 – 2013: Tecnnical Pre-Sales Consultant
Duesseldorf, Germany

Technical pre-sales consultant at Oracle Deutschland GmbH in Duesseldorf, Germany. Technical sales consultant for Oracle Fusion Middleware products including WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence, and other high-availability and security-related technologies.

Main skills used:

  • Pre-sales consulting in middleware and architecture optimization
  • Security and high-availability architectures
  • Stakeholder communcation
  • Design and implementation of Java SE and Java EE (Jakarta EE) software prototypes / proof-of-concepts
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and 12c
  • Oracle Coherence

2009 – 2011: Research Assistant
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Research assistant in the research project “Datenschutzkonforme Netzwerksichereheit (DaNe)” in the area of IT- and network security with focus on technical data privacy. Joint industry project funded by “The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research”.

Main skills used:

  • Research and development
  • Project and fund acquisition
  • Stakeholder and interest group communication
  • IT security architecture development
  • Network monitoring, surveillance, and optimization
  • Design and implementation of prototypes in C and Java (Java SE, Maven, git, subversion)

2009: Software Development Intern
IBM Deutschland, Frankfurt, Germany

Software development intern at IBM Deutschland GmbH in the next-generation network competence center (NGN CC) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Development of a web chat client based on Java, JavaServer Faces and SIP. Integration into existing architecture at a customer location at Deutsche Telekom AG in Frankfurt, Nied.

Main skills used:

  • Design and implementation of a prototype in Java (Java EE, Java SE, Jakarta EE, Java Server Faces)
  • Communication networks
  • VoIP, SIP, and RTP for instant messaging

2008: Software Development Intern
IBM Deutschland Research and Development, Böblingen, Germany

Software development intern at IBM Deutschland Research and Development GmbH in Böblingen, Germany. Development of a tool in C++ for supporting processor firmware development of IBM System z mainframes.