My Family

We are four humans and one labrador Janka. Our youngest, Lukas, is 15 years old. His sister Alina is currently 17.  My wife Marita and me complete the human part of the family.

Janka
Janka
Lukas Alina Marita Ricki
Lukas Alina Marita Ricki

Hobbies

Besides computers, music (playing and listening) and sports (cycling + tennis) I like to read science fiction and fantasy books. I especially like the books from Isaac Asimov, Perry Rhodan, J.R.R. Tolkien and humorous ones like The Hitchhikers Guide through the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I also like movies. My favorites are (of course) SF, thriller, action, and horror movies.


My Life so far

I was born in Cologne, Germany. After finishing my basic and secondary schools I learned Mathematisch-technischer Assistent at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering, in the department of Production Engineering of Prof. Eversheim. Then I studied computer science at the RWTH Aachen and got my diploma at the department of Computer Science III (Prof. Nagl). After univesity, I worked for ComConsult Kommunikationstechnik GmbH. After that I worked as a freelancer under the company name softDoc. Since then I am employed at Nuance Communications (Ex-Philips Speech Processing, then ScanSoft).


My Hometown

...is Alsdorf. If you speak German, check out http://www.alsdorf-fuer-insider.de/, it's worth reading!


Links

These are some interesting links for me: