Welcome to my online-home. This is my personal website, originated from fun and experiments, designed, built and edited entirely by me. These pages are my way of staying connected both to those whom I know and with those I have not yet met, but who may share similar interests. Take a seat, look around, it will just take a few minutes.
Creating a personal homepage always opens a part of yourself, just like a visit by friends at home. And just as any home mirrors a bit of your personality, a homepage shows a bit of your own style and interests. Twenty years ago it was a must-have to build your own website, so why should have this changed? Maybe today we skip the part with blinking gif animations, but the idea of personal branding remains.
Who is Stefan Michaelis?
Born in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany and raised in the Ruhr-Area, one of the highest populated regions with a strong focus on industry and information technology. He studied Computer Engineering at the Dortmund University of Technology, where afterwards he stayed for a while. Currently he lives together with his wife in Herten, Germany.
Herten is a small city with just above 50,000 people at the northern border of the Ruhr-Area. Initially the city was driven by coal mining, but with the overall decline of this industry in Germany, the profile has changed. The mines now serve as places for events and exhibitions.
Looking back, there have always been a few personal interests impacting the choice of university and later his profession. Technology and innovation driven development have always been a major source of motivation. And one of the most fascinating movies during childhood has been the original TRON. The page Research presents more details on the resulting specialisation: Pattern recognition, telecommunications and embedded systems. In complement to these research topics, the page Motivation describes what drives Stefan forward in personal and professional life.
Stefan currently works in Dortmund, Germany, as research project manager with the ultimate goal to enhance pattern recognition and data mining in and for embedded systems.