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Morning calm in Hongcun, Anhui, China.
I'm a German lecturer at the Department of Computer Science
of the University of Auckland. Previously I was a student at the University of Kaiserslautern .
My special interest lies in Biomedical Imaging & Visualization, Computer Graphics and CAGD. I am the director of the Graphics Group and of the Division for Biomedical Imaging & Visualization .
In Kaiserslautern I was student in the working group for Computer Graphics and CAGD, headed by Prof. Dr. Hans Hagen . With minor subject mathematic I was also strongly interested in Numerical Algorithms and was student in the working group for Numerical Algorithms, headed by Prof. Dr. S. Heinrich.
I started studying at the University of Auckland in the Computer Science Department in February 1995 and finished my MSc in Computer Science in 1996. The topic of my Master's thesis was Fast Polygonization Methods for Quasi-Convolutional Smoothed Polyhedra. I completed my PhD titled Visualization of Tensor Fields in Bioengineering in 2004. My supervisors were Dr. Richard Lobb and Prof. Peter Hunter from the Bioengineering Institute.
My favourite pastime is tramping. You can have a look at my favourite tramps in New Zealand.
I also love travelling, especially in South-East Asia. Have a look at some of my travel photos.
Some of the nicest people I have met in Taiwan and South Korea. Other favourite destinations are Thailand, Malaysia (Most Unforgetable: Sabah's Mossies!) and Anhui province in China
Furthermore I enjoy all kinds of sports (gym, running, table-tennis, tennis, badminton, ...) and good music (Chinese and Korean pop music, musicals, classical music, rock, alternative music, ...). During my studend years I was a member of the Auckland University Tramping Club, the Auckland Oversea Christian Fellowship (both are highly recommended!!), the Auckland Singapore Association, and the Auckland University Team Handball Club.
For a short introduction into Team Handball click here.
You also might want to have a look at me favourite musicals and singers (scandelously out of date :-p).