Working Experience

10/2017 – today University of Surrey / Reutlingen University
Scientific Research Assistant / PhD Student

11/2009 – 09/2017 Daimler Protics GmbH, Stuttgart
Product Data Manager, Consultant
IT service operation management for Digital Manufacturing and Production
– software maintenance, technical requirements management, specification review, coordination with suppliers
– release and test management, release content creation process, technical vote and validation
– operational coordination of all environments and platforms and data supply methods
– implementation of KPI reports to improve communication to service customers and operation monitoring
– 2nd level support to thousands of internal customers
– process management, particularly process optimization of digital interfaces
– representative for a team of three consultants (sub-team lead)

2005 – 2017 Reutlingen University
– Lecturer in information science
– introduction to development user interfaces, implemented software solutions for technical applications
– analyzed and explained algorithms and their optimization potential
– introduced OOP (MS Visual C++, Java, Netbeans, Eclipse) for students in mechatronics
– managed lessons in the IT-lab to consolidate knowledge

08/2004 – 11/2009 Freelance Project Manager
Development, Automotive Diagnostic

– Daimler AG, Sindelfingen
– Porsche AG, Stuttgart
– Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen
– Steinbeis Transferzentrum CAD/CAM, Reutlingen
– KTM Systemberatung GmbH, Holzgerlingen

project management, process management, consulting services, customer acquisition
developed software modules for automotive diagnostic systems
development of diagnostic / test systems for safe and efficient commissioning and testing of E / E components in the assembly plants.
Implementation of the required production needs from concept to production specifications.
optimization of test procedures ‘power train’ in diesel engines, gasoline engines, traction systems, driver assistance systems, gearboxes and steering
responsible for customer project management and the transfer of know-how and technology among projects
implementation of an RFID reader for production support as an electronic data card
integration of RFID reader applications in global C++ projects

applied Technologies:
– systems: Microsoft Windows Server, Terminal server and MSSQL Server, Apache, Oracle DB, MySQL
– computer languages: ANSI-C, MS Visual C++, JAVA, PHP,, JavaScript,
– development environments: MS Visual Studio, Eclipse, NetBeans

08/2003 – 03/2004 DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart
diploma thesis

– Conceptual design of a map line processor in particular Implementation of a reference point-seeking in an FPGA

05/2001 – 05/2003 Thinking Wires IT GmbH, Reutlingen
Development, System Administrator

regional IT service and consulting
development of a client-server print-job-manager, both hardware and software
responsible for telecommunication service, computer network implementation, data security and customer support

Certificates & degrees

2013/12/10 WIFI Wien, Austria
Certified Senior Process Manager (SPcM) (ISO/IEC 17024:2003)

2012/07/04 Integrata Frankfurt
IPMA – Project Simulation (Project management in practice)

2010/12/15 Integrata Stuttgart
Certified ITIL V3 Foundation

2010/04/14 Daimler Stuttgart

04/2001 – 07/2004 University of Reutlingen
Graduate in Business and Information Science (Dipl.Wirtsch.Inf.) (university degree)


Danner, M.; Huber, P.; Awais, M.; Feng, Z.; Kittler, J. and Raetsch, M. (2020). Texture-based 3D Face Recognition using Deep Neural Networks for Unconstrained Human-machine Interaction.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications – Volume 5: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, ISSN 2184-4321, pages 420-427. DOI: 10.5220/0008982504200427

Gerlach, T.; Danner, M.; Peng, L.; Kaminickas, A.; Fei, W. and Rätsch, M. (2020). Who Loves Virtue as much as He Loves Beauty?: Deep Learning based Estimator for Aesthetics of Portraits.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications – Volume 5: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, ISSN 2184-4321, pages 521-528. DOI: 10.5220/0009172905210528

Weber T., Triputen S., Danner M., Braun S., Schreve K., Rätsch M. (2018) Follow Me: Real-Time in the Wild Person Tracking Application for Autonomous Robotics. In: Akiyama H., Obst O., Sammut C., Tonidandel F. (eds) RoboCup 2017: Robot World Cup XXI. RoboCup 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11175. Springer, Cham