Nils was born in Lüdenscheid but grew up in Sankt Augustin near Bonn. He started his bachelor’s degree in computer science at KIT and finished it at the University of Duisburg-Essen. After a gap year, he came back to KIT for his master’s. He did his master’s thesis at Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe. His thesis topic was ‘Security Fence Inspection at Airports Using Object Detection’. Nils is doing his Ph.D. at the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics, and the Hilbert Lab. He is working on image processing of bio-medical data using ML approaches. In his spare time, Nils likes to go scuba diving in sunny places worldwide.