Having studied Management Information System at the University of Bamberg, Thomas has a background spanning the business and computer science disciplines. During his studies, he was a student research and teaching assistant. Thomas is now a Ph.D. student at the HPI Research School on Service-Oriented Systems Engineering and a member of the System Analysis and Modeling Group. He is interested in applying Design Thinking methods to the software engineering process by leveraging models as prototypes. His overall research interests are Modeling and Autonomic Computing.