Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, University Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1990.
Research assistant University Kaiserslautern, 1985-1990. Research and Development engineer Litef, Freiburg, Germany, 1991-1992. Researcher German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrücken, Germany, 1992-1994.
Professor distributed systems University Ulm, Germany, 1994-2000, professor multimedia computing Germany, since 2000.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, Gesellschaft für Informatik. M C.
Married Karin Schmidt, August 14, 1992. Children: Daphne, Felicitas, Noam Laurin.