For me, research and teaching are closely linked. Teaching becomes more exciting when you can bring examples from practice and current research results, and in research, we benefit from the new ideas that students contribute. Thus, I try to foster the interest of students in research topics such as modeling, generative methods, system architectures or assistive systems and involve them in research in an early stage in seminars, lectures, projects and theses.


Software Engineering

This lecture introduces the foundations for the engineering of complex software systems. Covered topics are development process models, requirements elicitation, software architecture and design as well as the implementation, generation and quality assurance with tests. The lecture uses primarily the modeling language UML.


The lecture “Digitalization” explores and discusses digitalisation from different perspectives of informatics: We investigate fundamentals of the terms digitalization, digitization and digital transformation, its classification in the discipline informatics, relation to IT-systems and software engineering methods as well as strategies for digitalization. Discussions stimulate a critical examination of the terms. Furthermore, lecturers from industry discuss current developments that are advancing the digitalization of their economic sector and provide practical examples. This includes domains such as automotive, automation, health, production or public Infrastructure.

Assistive Systems

Ambient Assistance denotes the ICT based contact free, autonomous and unobtrusive support of persons in a given life situation or for mastering a particular task. Ambient Assistance Systems have to provide means for (a) recognizing a given situation, (b) determining the resulting need of actions, and (c) inducing appropriately targeted measures or rendering support information in a form adapted to the situation. The lecture for the Master Computer Science introduces into the methods and techniques that have been developed for these purposes, sketches the current state-of-the-art, and increases the understanding of the participants by project work.

  • Current Topics in Application Engineering: Ambient Assistance
  • Current Topics in Application Engineering: Ambient Assisted Living

Current Topics in Business Information Systems

In contrast to general purpose languages, domain-specific languages (DSLs) can be tailored for specific needs. Topics of this lecture and project class (2014, 2017) in the Master Computer Science include, e.g., how to engineer such languages, behavior modeling with BPMN, workflow systems and system architectures which are able to handle DSLs . Moreover, we have shown example languages from the ambient assistance domain and students created their own DSLs.

Ringvorlesung: Frauen - Männer - Wirtschaft

The interdisciplinary lecture series (2012/13) deals with gender role-typical behavior and the relationships between and within the genders in business. The aim was to raise awareness for gender-specific differences on the one hand, but also for existing unobjective differentiation between the genders. The focus was not only on women, but also on men with their changed role requirements. Within this lecture series women - man - economy, my focus was on gender specifics in the engineering and use of IT systems.


Exercises accompany lectures within the Bachelor and Master program.

  • Software Language Engineering, Summer 18
  • Datenbanken
  • Einführung in die Theoretische Informatik
  • Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen
  • Einführung in die strukturierte und objektbasierte Programmierung
  • Einführung in die Informatik
  • Informatik für Betriebswirte


Bachelor and Master Theses

I am supervising various Bachelor and Master theses related to modeling, DSLs, information systems, assistive systems and digital twins. Find some of the topics in the following youtube playlist:


Moreover, I’ve been teaching in the NEMO Summer School (Next-Generation Enterprise Modelling, 2014-2020) and in University Level Courses (ULG IT Business Solutions) for the M/O/T (Alpen-Adria-School of Management, Organizational Development and Technology).

In a student project, we have developed a tool for the visualization of different serach, and sort algoritms as well as binary trees and B-trees for other students, who want to understand the algorithms more easily. It was further improved within the last years with other student projects and is still available: go2algo.