Christian Zirkelbach

Researcher and Ph.D. Student @ Kiel University

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Augustine of Hippo, Philosopher

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

At the moment I'm a researcher and lecturer at the Kiel University (CAU) in the Department of Computer Science since the summer of 2015. Additionally, I'm conducting my Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hasselbring, in the Software Engineering research group. I am currently working as Project Manager & Lead Architect 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. in computer science at the Kiel University as well. Furthermore, 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'm interested in various topics, which are related to computer science. Although, my favorites are video game development, 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, sailing, and travelling.