Research Interests

Hippie s-bots
  • Swarm robotics (autonoumous robotics paired with swarm intelligence)
  • Task allocation and task partitioning
  • Self-organizing groups and emergent cooperative behavior



born in Berlin, Germany


Diploma in Computer Science, University of Leipzig, Germany. (Master thesis at the group of parallel computing and complex systems under supervision of Prof. Dr. Martin Middendorf)

2008 - 2014

Ph.D. Student supervised by Prof. Dr. Marco Dorigo at IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.


Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.


Ph.D. awarded (Docteur en Sciences de l'Ingénieur et Technologie) at the Université Libre de Bruxell Belgium. Ph.D. thesis titled Enabling research on complex tasks in swarm robotics: Novel conceptual and practical tools [PDF]

Other research activities

2003 - 2004

Undergraduate researcher at the Cernet Network Group, School of Computer Science and Engineering of the Southeast University, Nanjing, China, under the supervision of Prof. Jian Gong.


International journals:

Refereed Conferences:

  • International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS) 2008, 2010, 2012 (Proceedings published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag)
  • Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (Proeedings published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag).
  • International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) 2010 (Proceedings published in Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, Springer-Verlag)
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2013 (Proceedings published on IEEE Xplore)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2012 (Proceedings published on IEEE Xplore)
  • ...

Conference committees:

  • International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS), 2012