My Name is Christian Seitz, I’m an Archaeologist working on a PhD in Robotics – strange isn’t it? For me not really, somehow I worked my whole life with computers and having an addiction to Archaeology, therefore I always searched for possibilities to combine Computer Science with Archaeology.
I got the chance to study Computer Science along with my courses in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology and Classic Archaeology at Heidelberg, where I graduated as Magister Artium, the old German Master’s equivalent in 2013.
Since my interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles came up while searching for a practical in Computer Science, things got more and more serious, ending in the idea – or better possibility – for my PhD – with a lot of support of many people. Two of them, Michael Winckler and Hubert Mara are today the Mentors for the PhD.
Both of my supervisors, Professor Katja Mombaur and Professor Matthias Untermann, I got to know early before the start of my PhD, but their support is great and the research group Optimization in Robotics and Biomechanics became my great new scientific home with very nice colleagues.
Having said this, the preconditions are obviously good to create a nice and useful project bringing new supportive possibilities to the archaeological research areas.
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
Optimierung in Robotik und Biomechanik
Speyerer Str. 6