In parallel with studying theoretical particle physics I started to work as a part-time freelance system programmer in the project business in 1990 which I turned into a full-time job after graduating in 1996. Since then I could acquire a lot of experience in the autonomous handling of both large and small software projects. In the last 18 years my focus was on the automotive industry, in parallel with my usual project work I'm improving myself for some time now to become a expert for AI-based automotive systems and autonomous driving vehicles for instance by successfully taking part in the Self Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program by Udacity.
I possess extensive knowledge and experience on the following subjects:
- Basic techniques for autonomous driving like deep learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, localization etc.
- Automotive standards and automotive tools for software development and software validation
- Firmware development for microcontroller systems
- Programming under real time operating systems
- Development of driver and applications under Windows and Linux for instance using Qt
- Development of compiler and interpreter using Lex and Yacc
- Protocol development for field bus like CAN / LIN etc.
- Generic and component-oriented programming for reusable software
As you can see from the other pages of this website I have special interest in development techniques leading to an optimized reusability of software - and I would be pleased to use these techniques to the advantage of our special project. In the last ten years I was mainly active in the automotive area, but I'm interested to acquire experience in a different industry too. One of my strong points is the ability to adapt quickly to new topics and tasks. I'm always interested in new challenges! I'm married with three children (sometimes challenging, too).
If your interested in a detailed profile with numerous credentials as well as information regarding charge out rate and availability please contact me here. I would be pleased to support our project with my spirit and experience.
|1989||General qualification for university entrance at the Marie-Curie-Gymnasium in Recklinghausen/Germany with a grade point average of 1,9 (B+)|
|1990||Start of studies of theoretical physics at technical university Dortmund|
Completion of studies of theoretical physics with diploma degree grade 1,0 (A)
Minor subject computer science with subject area computer networks and distributed systems
|2016||Since December attendee of Udacity Self Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program, successful graduation in November 2017. Udacity is an innovative American online university founded by Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun, the former head of the Google X Labs as well as the Google Self Driving Car projects. The class includes Deep Learning parts as well as "classic" robotic parts like computer vision, sensor fusion, localization etc.|
|Programming languages||CC/C++ (A), Assembler TriCore / PowerPC / C16x / HC12 / ST7 / 80x51 / 80x86 / Z80 / (A), Basic (B), Visual-Basic (B), Pascal (B), Delphi (D), Java (B), Prolog (C)|
|Computer platforms||PC (A), microcontroller (A)|
|Operating systems||Windows 10/ 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / NT (A), Windows 9x / 3.x (A), DOS (A), QNX (B), Linux (B), AIX (C)|
|Data bases||ODBC (D), c-tree (D)|
|Field busses||CAN (A), LIN (A)|
|Communication protocols||CANopen (A), UDS (A), KWP2000 (A), CCP/XCP (A), TCP/IP (B), miscellaneous proprietary wire-based- and wireless communication protocols (A)|
|Terminals||VT100-Terminals (B), various proprietary data acquisition terminals (A)|
|RTOS||OSEK (A), AutoSAR (C), QNX (B)|
|Microcontroller families||TriCore (A), PowerPC (A), C16x / XC2xxx (A) , HC12 (A), HC16 (B), ST7 (A), TMS370 (B), 80x51 (A)|
|Peripherals||Resolver (A), stepper (A), EEPROM memory (A), flash memory (A), matrix keyboards (A), LCD displays (A)|
|Hardware interfaces||CAN-Bus (A), LIN-Bus (A), SPI (A), I2C-Bus (B), RS 232 (A), Centronics (D)|
|APIs||Qt (B), COM/OLE (A), Windows API (A), MFC (B), POSIX (B), Sockets (B)|
|Standards||ISO-C 99 (A), ISO-C++ 98 (A), POSIX.1 (A), POSIX.4 (B), pthreads (d), IEC-1131 (d)|
|Tools||Keras (B), Tensorflow (B), Eigen Library (B), Git/Gerrit (B), Subversion (B), Continuuus (B), PLS Debugger (B), Lauterbach Debugger (A), dSpace Simulator / ControlDesk (B), Matlab / Simulink (B), ETAS Inca (A), Kleinknecht Gredi (A), BMW Diagnostic Tool Set (A), Vector CANalyzer / CANoe (B), CodeWright (A), Eclipse (C), GNU C/C++ (A), Tasking C/Assembler für C16x (A), Cosmic C/Assembler für HC12 (A), Hiware C/Assembler für ST7 (B), Keil C/Assembler für C16x / 80x51 (A), MS Visual C/C++ 16/32/64 bit (A), MS MASM (B), MS Visual Basic (B), Borland JBuilder (B), Borland C/C++ 16/32 bit (B), Borland TASM (A), Turbo Pascal (B), XMetaL (B), MS Office (B), MS Visio (B), Mathematica (B), TeX/LaTeX (B), lex/yacc (A), ST Emulator (A), HiTex Emulator (A)|
|Methods||Deep learing (B), computer vision (B), kalman filter (B), bayes filter (B), control loops (A), meta template programming (A), component oriented analysis / programming / design (A), object oriented analysis / programming / design (A), structured analysis / programming / design (A), ISO/OSI layer model / protocol implementation (A), compiler implementation (A), driver programming (A), event driven programming (A), dialog programming (A)|
|Experience||Basic techniques for self driving cars (B), programming of customer specific hardware (A), communication protocol implementation (A), compiler and interpreter implementation (B), operating system implementation (B), creation of specifications (B), review of source code and documentation (B), performing of automated test sets (B), creation of documentation (B), migration and porting (A)|
|Industries||Automotive (A), railways (A), communication technology (A), automation engineering (B), warning systems (B), weighting systems (B)|
|Foreign languages||English (B)|