Christian works on real-world applications of artificial intelligence. His recent interests include the combination of symbolic knowledge representation and machine learning, behavior recognition, planning, execution monitoring, modeling, and diagnosis.
Christian is also the co-PI and technical lead on PARC's iFAB project, and is driving the product development of its AMFA technology for automatic determination of part manufacturability. This product is currenty in private beta.
Christian earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Knowledge Representation group at the University of Toronto, Canada, and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen, Germany. Christian was a summer intern at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in 2007 and did a post-doc at the Information Sciences Institute from 2009 to 2010. He received the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) Doctoral Consortium Best Paper Award (2007) and the ICAPS Best Dissertation Runner-Up award (2010).
In his spare time, Christian enjoys programming, skiing, ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, and running.
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Automated Fixture Configuration for Rapid Manufacturing Planning
11 November 2013 | Denver, CO
ThroughputScheduler: Learning to Schedule on Heterogeneous Hadoop Clusters
27 June 2013 | San Jose, CA
VLAB Innovation: "Out of the Labs" Holiday Event
5 December 2011
Neiman Marcus, Stanford Shopping Center