Christian Zirkelbach

Researcher & Ph.D. Student @ Kiel University

I am an outdoor and travelling enthusiast who likes to check out emerging technologies as soon as possible.

At the moment I'm a Research Assistant and Ph.D. student at the Kiel University (CAU) in the Department of Computer Science, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hasselbring, in the Software Engineering research group. I am currently working on the open-source research project ExplorViz, a web-based tool for enabling live trace visualization of large software landscapes.

I have obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the Kiel University as well. Also I have worked for 5 years part-time as a system administrator in the associated Institute of Geosciences. Before I started my academic carreer, I completed my apprenticeship in the industry as an IT specialist in system integration. Afterwards, I worked for about 1.5 years as an Oracle DBA at the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

I am interested in various topics, which are related to computer science. Although, my favorites are databases, software architecture, visualization, and upcoming interaction concepts. In my spare time, I try to improve my self-built 3D printer, try new projects on one of my RPis, or go geocaching, climbing, and traveling.