I'm a Research Scientist at Google Zurich working on Augmented Perception. Prior to joining Google, I obtained my PhD in the Graphics, Vision and Video group under supervision of Prof. Dr. Christian Theobalt at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany. During my PhD I have worked on several methods for real-time hand reconstruction from RGB and depth images, focusing on challenging scenarios like strongly occluded or interacting hands. I am especially interested in the combination of model-based techniques and machine-learning components. I hold a MSc and a BSc in Computer Science from Saarland University, Germany.