Vice President Research und Professor for Cultural Theory at the HafenCity University Hamburg.
Director of the City Science Lab, a cooperation with the MIT Media
Lab in Cambridge, USA.
Academic lead UNITAC, a cooperation with the United Nations (UN Habitat, OICT)
Member of the accreditation committee of Scientific
Council of Germany.
Stipendist of the Humboldt Foundation (Feodor-Lynen Program) Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge/USA.
Awards for the CSL: URBACT, Geo Award, Hamburg Open Science
Evaluator for: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Swiss National Science Foundation, federal ministries of Germany, private foundations, etc.
Guest Lecturer at the Lucerne School of Art and Design.
Member of the Research Committee of The Interface Society, sounding board of RISE Cities, BMW foundation.