Following a matura in economics (A-level) in Bern 1998 and a language year in California in 1999, I studied Computer Science, Law and Psychology at the University of Fribourg. After some years of professional experience, in 2008 I started extra-occupational doctoral studies at the University of Fribourg. In 2012, with a thesis on the subject of inductive fuzzy classification in marketing analytics, I got my Ph.D. in Computer Science. In 2015, I obtained a certificate in university didactics.
In 2005 I began working as a trainee for informatics at PostFinance, where later on I continued working as a data warehouse poweruser in the corporate development unit for several years. After that, I changed to Mobiliar insurance company in 2009, where as a data architect in the enterprise architecture unit, I was responsible for IT-architecture in different projects in the area of data migration and enterprise data warehousing. In 2011 I changed to Five Informatik as Business Analyst. In this position I got to know the practice of an IT service provider, and I got the opportunity to undertake serveral projects in the areas of analytics and ERP-systems with a broad range of technologies for customers on the market. Since 2014, I am engaged as a lecturer in information technology for teaching and research. Since 2016, I am professor of databases.
Teaching and Research
My teaching is focused on databases and data management. In my research, I explore database applications for prototyping of innovative information systems, especially for knowledge technologies as an anti-cyclical approach to coping with big data. This encompasses specifically the following areas of research:
- Databases and Information Systems
- Knowledge Discovery and Data Science
- Knowledge Engineering and Management
- Big Data Management and Analytics
- Blockchain Database Management Systems