I am currently pursuing a PhD degree at the IAS group at the TU Munich. I have started my PhD studies in 2008, however I was working at the chair during my under graduate studies in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering / Mechatronics before that, and wrote my diploma thesis on "Efficient Detection of Primitive Geometric Shapes in 3D Point Clouds" during this time. From February to April 2009, I was a visiting scholar in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the Personal Robotics group of Intel Labs Pittsburgh, where I was working with Siddartha Srinivasa on 3D perception for personal robots.