Hi! I'm Michael, a second-year PhD student in AI and Computer Graphics in the VECG Group at University College London. I am working with Tobias Ritschel and Niloy Mitra to research deep and efficient representations of high-fidelity graphic assets. Currently, my research focuses on intelligent optimization, appearance decompositions and meta-learning.

I received my B.Sc. in Aerospace Information Technology from the University of Wuerzburg, under the supervision of Sergio Montenegro. Subsequently, I completed my M.Sc. in Computer Science with focus on intelligent systems and have been working with Konstantin Kobs and Andreas Hotho. I spent a summer at MBDA Germany, where I worked on reinforcement-learning based swarm control. Moreover, I spent a semester abroad at UDG in Guadalajara, Mexico.

My hobbies include travelling, climbing, cooking and making music! Feel free to check out my social media - links are provided to the left of this page.