… me

MartinaI studied computer sciences at the University of Dortmund. After receiving my diploma in 2008 I worked as a software engineer. When I eventually got the chance to work as scientific researcher and do my PhD I grabbed it. So since December 2010 I am working as scientific researcher at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences as co-worker of Prof. Bartz-Beielstein at the SpotSeven Lab.
Additionally I am PhD student at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science in the Natural Computing Group headed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Bäck. My main research interests are Global Optimization, Sequential Optimization, Surrogate Modelling and Ensemble Building. Currently, I am working on ensemble-based response-surface-modeling for sequential parameter optimization.

… this blog

Trying to do a PhD is an adventurous journey and on this blog I want to share my experiences, thoughts and adventures.