received her Ph.D.
degree in computer science from the University of Paris at Orsay
(Paris XI) and INRIA (French Institut
National Recherche en
Informatique et en Automatique) in 1992. During
the academic year 1991-92 she was a research assistant in the database
group of the Conservatoire
des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in
Paris. In 1992-93 she was an INRIA postdoctoral fellow at Ludwig-Maximilian Universität
in Munich. In 1993, she was appointed Assistant Professor of Computer
Science at the Free University of Berlin, where
she obtained her "Habilitation" in 1999. Between January and May 2001,
she was system architect at Kivera, Inc.
(Oakland, California), a startup designing navigation systems.
now head of the department Location-based Services at the Fraunhofer Institut
for Systems and
Software Engineering (ISST) in Berlin as well as adjunct faculty
July 2004 "Außerplanmässige
Professorin" in German) at the
Free University of Berlin, Institut of Computer Science. Her areas of
expertise include geographic
information systems, location-based services, event notification
interoperability in information systems. She has participated in
several program committees, was general chair of the 5th International
Symposium on Spatial Databases (SSD'97)
and was program co-chair of the
international ACM GIS conference in 2002.
With Philippe Rigaux and
Michel Scholl, she co-authored the book Spatial
Databases - with
Application to GIS, published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2001. With
Schiller she co-edited the book Location-based