Michael is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. He is part of the InfoVis group and advised by Tamara Munzner. His research interests include information visualization, human-computer interaction and data-driven journalism.
He holds a Dipl. Ing. degree in Business Informatics (equivalent to MSc) from the University of Vienna where he also worked as a student assistant in the Visualization and Data Analysis research group and where he was tutoring human-computer interaction.
Michael gained further experience in the field of information visualization as a visiting research fellow in the Visual Computing Group at Harvard.
For more than six years, he also works as an independent web developer and realizes projects for companies from a variety of industries.