Virtual Reality Applied Dr. Thomas Schueler / Software Developer and Researcher

CV

Professional career

  • since July 2015: senior software engineer @ Salt and Pepper Software GmbH & Co. KG / Osnabrück & Head of the department "Virtual Spice"
  • January 2015 - June 2015: technology consultant @ Salt and Pepper Nord GmbH & Co. KG / Osnabrück
  • May 2014 - December 2014: research assistant @ media-lab / University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
  • June 2012 - September 2012: visiting researcher @ Institute for Creative Technologies / University of Southern California, Los Angeles
    -> ict.usc.edu
  • 2011 - 2014: phd-scholar @ Heinrich Böll Stiftung / Berlin
    -> www.boell.de
  • 2007 - 2011: research assistant @ media-lab / University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
    -> www.ecs.hs-osnabrueck.de/medienlabor.html
  • 2006: practical semester @ Dalsa B.V. / Eindhoven, NL
    -> www.dalsa.com/sensors
  • 2002 - 2003: civil service in a hospital @ Paulinenkrankenhaus / Bad Bentheim
  • 2000 - 2002: apprenticeship at a lumber trader @ Rötterink Holz GmbH / Bad Bentheim

Higher education

  • November 2014: promotion as Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Osnabrück. Doctoral thesis: Using virtual illusions for stroke therapy
  • 2009 - 2014: phd-student @ computer science & cognitive science / University of Osnabrück
    -> www.inf.uos.de -> www.cogsci.uos.de/phd
  • October 2007: graduation as Diplom-Informatiker (FH). Diploma thesis: Informatic Didactics with Lego robots
  • 2003 - 2007: studies of computer science (media informatics) @ University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
    -> www.ecs.hs-osnabrueck.de/medieninformatik.html
  • 2003: studies of electrical engineering @ University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück

Conferences & Events

  • since 2015: gave talks on several business conferences on Virtual Reality Applications in engineering and therapy
  • since 2008: several conferences on Virtual Reality (ICVR 2009, 2011 & 2013, ISPR 2011, ICDVRAT 2012, ICEC 2012) and e-Learning (GMW 2008, logOS 2008). Function: attendee, presenter, program committee.
  • August 2014: Falling Walls Lab / University of Osnabrück. Function: presenter
    -> www.falling-walls.com/lab
  • March 2013: Interdisciplinary College 2013 / Günne, Möhnesee. Focus theme: Complexity, Wicked Problems and Wisdom. Function: attendee & lecturer
    -> www.interdisciplinary-college.de
  • March 2012: Interdisciplinary College 2012 / Günne, Möhnesee. Focus theme: Emotion and Aesthetics. Function: attendee
    -> www.ik2012.de
  • August 2011: Campus 2011, summer academy of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung / Bad Bevensen. Focus theme: Gerechtigkeit. Function: attendee
  • March 2011:  Interdisciplinary College 2011 / Günne, Möhnesee. Focus theme: Autonomy, Decisions and Free Will. Function: attendee
    -> www.ik2011.de
  • June 2009: FieldRobotEvent 2009, junior league / Osnabrück. Function: Organizer
  • June 2008: FieldRobotEvent 2008, junior league / Osnabrück. Function: Organizer
  • April 2008: RoboCup German Open 2008, junior league finals / Hannover. Function: Coach
  • March 2008: RoboCup German Open 2008 junior league preliminaries / Nürburgring. Function: Coach

Teaching

  • Winter-term 2014: Praktikum "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Methoden" @ University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
  • Summer-term 2014: Praktikum "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Methoden" @ University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
  • Summer-term 2013: Praktikum "Fortgeschrittene Programmierung" @ University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
  • March 2013: Rainbow course "Virtual Rehabilitation" @ Interdisciplinary College in Günne at Lake Möhne
  • Summer-term 2012: Software engineering in human-computer interaction @ University of Osnabrück
  • February 2010: Mobile Application Development @ Metropolia University / Helsinki, Finland (Erasmus program)
  • Summer-term 2009: Praktikum Informatik-Didaktik am Beispiel Lego Mindstorms @ University of Osnabrück
  • Summer-term 2009: Neue Medien und Technik @ University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
  • Winter-term 2008: Neue Medien und Technik @ University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
  • 2007 - 2011: various workshops on computer science for children using Lego robots

Academic memberships

  • 2011 - 2013: delegate of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in the Promovierenden-Initiative PI
    -> www.promovierenden-initiative.de
  • 2011 - 2013: representative in the doctoral students representation promos @ University of Osnabrück (co-chair from 08/2011-02/2012)
    -> www.blogs.uos.de/promos
  • 2011 - 2013: student representative in the commission for (junior-)research FNK @ University of Osnabrück
  • 2011 - 2012: doctoral students representative in the council of the graduate school ZePrOs @ University of Osnabrück
    -> www.zepros.uos.de
  • 2010 - 2015: student member in the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation
    -> www.isvr.org
  • since 2008: fellow of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
    -> www.gi.de