I am Julian Steinwachs. Currently I'm working on my Ph.D. thesis about tumor cell migration in three-dimensional environments such as collagen gels. As part of this thesis I'm developing a software that is capable of reconstruction cellular forces from matrix displacement fields that can be recorded microscopically.
Besides my thesis I try to contribute to open source projects that help to re-decentralize the web, like ownCloud, Diaspora, Tent and Twister. I think that a more decentralized web with a fragmented code base that is glued together by open standards, if done correctly, is more robust and ultimately more secure against malicious attacks due to the absence of a single point of failure. The road to such a web, however, is long and full of pitfalls.
When I'm on the go or on vacations I like to take artistic HDR landscape pictures, mostly with my phone camera.