In February 2016, I have joined the trinamiX GmbH which is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. Founded in 2015, trinamiX aims at delevoping cutting edge 3D camera technology. My responsibilities at the German spin-off include research on optical imaging and image processing.
While being a research fellow at Brunel University as well as the University of Bedfordshire, I came up with the Standard Plenoptic Ray Tracing Model which describes light rays travelling through a plenoptic camera. Based on geometrical optics, the proposed model helps understand the idea of computational refocusing and estimating the refocusing distance just as determining the baseline of the camera. Besides, related work on this project presented the first hardware architecture to accomplish real-time refocusing for a plenoptic camera.
Development of a software application which first acquires geometrical information about a captured scene and then provides physical distances to the user. The work was commissioned by Morrison Utility Services.
During undergraduate studies at the University of Applied Sciences (HAW) in Hamburg, I began my professional career as an intern in R&D departments of companies such as Rohde & Schwarz, where I was evaluating digital video transmission protocols, and Arnold & Richter (ARRI) starting with research on plenoptic cameras.
After graduating in 2012, I enrolled for a guest studentship at Brunel University in West London. This led to an MPhil course, supervised by Prof. Amar Aggoun, to pursue plenoptic camera research with the development of an FPGA based refocusing technique.
To accompany my doctoral advisor Amar, I subsequently transferred to the University of Bedfordshire in 2013 where I continued studies in a bursary-funded PhD programme. My current research interests still comprise theoretical and practical benefits of plenoptic cameras, but have been extended to other 3D camera technologies.
Thereby, I gained the following qualifications which I can offer
“A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.” Helmut Jahn