Curriculum Vitae

Our demo presentation booth at IJCAI 2017 in Melbourne, Australia

I’m Michael Barz from Saarland (Germany), researcher and PhD candidate in the field of intelligent multimodal interfaces at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Below, you can find my resume. Further information about me and my activities can be found in the publications overview, in recent blog posts and in social networks.

Education

  • LEIBNIZ-GYMNASIUM, ST. INGBERT, UNIVERSITY-ENTRANCE DIPLOMA
    08.2001 – 06.2009
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAGEN, CORRESPONDANCE COURSE
    10.2009 – 03.2010
    During my civilian service I heard the correspondence course “introduction to economics” in order to use it for my minor subject at Saarland University.
  • SAARLAND UNIVERSITY, SAARBRÜCKEN, BACHELOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
    04.2010 – 09.2013
    I completed my bachelor degree within 7 semesters. The topic of my work was “Smartphone to Smartphone Payment via Near Field Communication” supervised by Prof. Antonio Krüger, DFKI. In addition to the theoretical part, I implemented my system at the Innovative Retail Laboratory in St. Wendel.
  • SAARLAND UNIVERSITY, SAARBRÜCKEN, MASTER COMPUTER SCIENCE
    10.2013 – 09.2015
    I obtained my master degree after 4 additional semesters. My thesis was about “Computational Modeling and Prediction of Gaze Estimation Error for Head-mounted Eye Trackers” supervised by Prof. Antonio Krüger, DFKI.

Occupational experience

  • CIVILLIAN SERVICE, DISTRICT HOSPITAL ST. INGBERT
    07.2009 – 03.2010
    My main resort was Human Resource Management. Moreover I was involved in the project „new intranet“, for what I developed a document management system.
  • TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT, DISTRICT HOSPITAL ST. INGBERT
    04.2010 – 05.2010
    I was hired to finish the project „new intranet“.
  • FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER AND CONSULTANT,
    UNIVERSITY OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY MANNHEIM
    Since 10.2010
    I support the pan-European project “PraeLab”, for what I am responsible for maintenance and the transfer of their questionnaire “smk” to the open-source platform “Limesurvey”. Additionally I contributed to further research projects as technical consultant, namely BET-U25, PrevDrop, the nationwide realization of “smk” by the Federal Employment Agency and for a study on education supervised by the Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH.
  • STUDENT ASSISTANT, GERMAN RESEARCH CENTER FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    05.2012 – 09.2012
    I was involved in the evaluation of the mobile App “Kasse2Go” and in research concerning mobile payment at the Innovative Retail Laboratory.
  • STUDENT ASSISTANT, SAARLAND UNIVERSITY
    11.2012 – 03.2013
    In winter term 2012/2013 I acted as tutor for the course “basics in media-informatics”.
  • STUDENT ASSISTANT, abat+ GmbH
    03.2014 – 12.2014
    Participating in development of a mobile client for PLUS – a high-availability solution for production control and planning as well as quality management for the automotive industry.
  • STUDENT ASSISTANT, SAARLAND UNIVERSITY
    04.2014 – 09.2014
    In summer term 2014 I acted as tutor for the course “user interface design”.
  • FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER, PUPIL LABS UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRÄNKT)
    10.2014 – 03.2016
    At Pupil Labs I work on an open source mobile eye tracking platform.
  • RESEARCHER, DFKI
    Since 11.2015
    I started a position as researcher as part of the intelligent user interface group. Key aspects of my work include multimodal interaction techniques and machine learning.

Certifications

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (MCP)
    08.2007
    Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT – WORKING IN PROJECTS
    01.2010
    I participated at the advanced training offered by the University of the Federal Employment Agency, Mannheim.
  • MACHINE LEARNING BY STANFORD UNIVERSITY ON COURSERA
    12.2015 (certificate)

Social Networks

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