Curriculum Vitae

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Current Position

02/2022 - today | Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Educational-Tech Engineer for Educational Tools
CSplus and PlusCS Education

Academic Education

03/2016 - 07/2020 | Technical University of Munich (TUM) Garching, Germany &
Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.)
Thesis: Efficient Parallel Algorithms for Pedestrian Simulation (link)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz and Prof. Dr. Gerta Köster

10/2013 - 02/2016 | Technical University of Munich (TUM) Garching, Germany
Computer Science (M. Sc.)
Thesis: Implementation of an Efficient Equivalence Test for Sequential and Linear Tree-to-Word Transducers (pdf)

10/2010 - 09/2013 | Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Computer Science (B. Sc.)
Thesis: Navigation Around Pedestrian Groups and Queueing using a Dynamic Adaption of Travelling Times in the Fast Marching Algorithm (pdf)

Non-Academic Job History

08/2020 - 01/2022 | Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Senior Advisor for Computer Science Education,
CSplus and PlusCS Education

03/2011 - 10/2011 | prevero AG, Munich, Germany
Software Developer (Working Student)

09/2008 - 07/2009 | Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, Germany
Web Developer

09/2005 - 07/2008 | Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
Software Developer (Education)

Publications

2022 | Sabine Hammer, Sarah Ottinger, Veronika Thurner and Benedikt Zönnchen
Bonding in Times of Pandemia – A Concept for Purely Virtual Kick-off Days to the Student Entry Phase.
In Mobility for Smart Cities and Regional Development – Challenges for Higher Education,
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-93904-5_19.

2021 | Benedikt Zönnchen (Ph. D. Thesis)
Efficient parallel algorithms for large-scale pedestrian simulation (link).
Technical University of Munich,
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:91-diss-20210521-1593965-1-9.

2020 | Benedikt Zönnchen and Gerta Köster,
GPGPU Computing for Microscopic Pedestrian Simulation.
In Parallel Computing: Technology Trends,
DOI: 10.3233/APC200029.

2020 | Benedikt Zönnchen, Benedikt Kleinmeier and Gerta Köster,
Vadere – A Simulation Framework to Compare Locomotion Models.
In Traffic and Granular Flow 2019
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-55973-1_41.

2019 | Benedikt Zönnchen, Benedikt Kleinmeier, Marion Gödel and Gerta Köster,
Vadere: An Open-source Simulation Framework to Promote Interdisciplinary Understanding.
In Collective Dynamics,
DOI: 10.17815/CD.2019.21.

2019 | Benedikt Zönnchen, Matthias Laubinger and Gerta Köster,
Towards Faster Navigation Algorithms on Floor Fields.
In Traffic and Granular Flow ‘17,
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11440-4_34.

2018 | Benedikt Zönnchen and Gerta Köster,
A Parallel Generator for Sparse Unstructured Meshes to Solve the Eikonal Equation.
In Journal of Computational Science,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocs.2018.09.009.

2016 | Gerta Köster and Benedikt Zönnchen,
A Queuing Model Based On Social Attitudes.
In Traffic and Granular Flow ‘15,
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33482-0_25.

2016 | Benedikt Zönnchen and Gerta Köster,
Detecting Arbitrarily Shaped Queues Using the Fast Marching Method,
8th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics

2014 | Gerta Köster and Benedikt Zönnchen,
Queuing at Bottlenecks Using a Dynamic Floor Field for Navigation.
In Transportation Research Procedia,
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2014.09.029.

Teaching

Winter 2021/22 | Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Computational Thinking (Bachelor), Trainer

Winter 2021/22 | Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Preparation Course for Computer Science (Bachelor), Trainer and Coordinator

Winter 2020/21 | Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Preparation Course for Computer Science (Bachelor), Trainer and Coordinator

Winter 2019/20 | Technical University of Munich (TUM), Garching, Germany
Machine Learning in Crowd Modeling and Simulation (Master), Guest Lecturer

Winter 2016/17 | Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Linear Algebra (Bachelor), Lecturer

Summer 2016 | Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Scientific Computing (Bachelor), Lecturer

Summer 2016 | Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Munich, Germany
Theoretical Computer Science (Bachelor), Trainer

Fields of Interests

Private Interests

Scholarships & Awards

2022 | Dissertation Award
(Oskar-von-Miller Award)

2021 | Dissertation Award
(Bund der Freunde der Technischen Universität München e. V.)

04/2012 - 05/2016 | German Academic Scholarship Foundation
(Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

06/2012 - 05/2016 | Max Weber-Program of the State of Bavaria
(Max Weber-Programm Bayern)

2013 | RiMEA Sponsorship Award, Valedictorian of the Academic year 2013
(Computer Science and Mathematics MUAS)