The following list is ordered by year, most recent first.
Invited Talk at AAAI 2021
in their New Faculty Highlights Invited Speaker Program, which highligts AI researchers who have just begun careers as new faculty members (or the equivalent in industry). I presented an overview of my work until then. Video presentation. List of all presentations by all speakers
Cooperation Award: Science – Economy 2019
The research project Do it yourself, but not alone: Companion-Technology for Home Improvement that was coordinated by me for its entire runtime from 2016 to 2019 won Ulm University's Cooperation Award: Science – Economy 2019 (German: Kooperationspreis: Wissenschaft – Wirtschaft 2019).
ICAPS 2019 Best Dissertation Award
For my dissertation Hybrid Planning -- From Theory to Practice. Award description from the ICAPS website:
The dissertation stands out by covering a lot of ground:
Nomination (Shortlisting) for the GI Best Dissertation Award 2017
Ulm University nominated my dissertation for the GI Best Dissertation Award 2017, a national award (joint with the GI Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) for the best dissertation in the field of Computer Science. The GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik, eng: Society for Computer Science) encourages nominations that make progress in the field of Computer Science or related practical-oriented areas; they should further have some impact on the today's society. The final winners were announced here. My 10-page dissertation abstract (in German), as well as all other nominated dissertations, are published in the Proceedings "Ausgezeichnete Informatikdissertationen" (eng: Awarded Computer Science Dissertations).
Paper Presentation at Press Conference of AAAI 2015
I was presenting my system demo paper A Planning-based Assistance System for Setting Up a Home Theater (AAAI 2015) at a press conference that was held during the AAAI conference 2015. They selected five papers that are of interest to the public due to their relevance for today's society.