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Weinhardt Prof. Dr. Christof Weinhardt
Institute of Information Systems and Management (Chairman)

Christof Weinhardt received his Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Economics and his Ph.D. (Economics) from Universität Karlsruhe (TH). Prior to joining Karlsruhe University again in 2000 he headed the Chair for Quantitative Methods in Business Administration at Bielefeld University (94/95) and of that for Information Systems at Giessen University (1995-2000).

His interdisciplinary research focuses on Market Engineering in financial services, energy industry, logistics, and eLearning - within research projects on Agent-based Markets, Corporate Portals, eBrokerage, eExchanges, eLearning, eNegotiations and Meta-Mediation.

Dreier Prof. Dr. Thomas Dreier
Institute of Information Law (Vice Chairman)

Thomas Dreier, Dr. jur. (Munich), M.C.J. (NYU), is Professor of Law at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he is the Director of the Institute for Information Law, and Honorary Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Freiburg. Before joining the University of Karlsruhe, Prof. Dreier has been working at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property Law, Munich, Germany (1983 - 1999). Prof. Dreier also was a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Toulouse, Canberra and New York University, School of Law.
His main focus is on copyright in the information society.

Studer Prof. Dr. Rudi Studer
Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (Vice Chairman)

Full Professor in Applied Informatics at the University of Karlsruhe, Institute AIFB. Director at FZI Research Center for Information Technologies.

Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart; Doctor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart; Postdoctoral lecturing qualification for Informatics (habil.) at the University of Stuttgart.
Research scientist at the University of Stuttgart, Project leader and manager at the Scientific Center of IBM Germany.

Research interests: Knowledge Management, Semantic Web, Web services, Ontology engineering, Knowledge discovery.

Boehm Prof. Dr. Klemens Böhm
Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization

Klemens Böhm has received his Diploma in Informatik and his Ph.D. degree (Informatik) from Technical University of Darmstadt. Before joining Karlsruhe University in 2004, he has been a professor at Magdeburg University. Prior to that, he has been associated with ETH Zurich and GMD Darmstadt.

His research interests are distributed information systems, e.g., Peer-to-Peer systems and Grid infrastructures, data management in ubiquitous environments, and data warehousing. Klemens puts much effort in interdisciplinary research and application-oriented projects, currently ranging from biosystematics to traffic-data management.

Ehrhart Prof. Dr. Karl-Martin Ehrhart
Institute for Economic Theory and Operations Research

Prof. Dr. Karl-Martin Ehrhart obtained his diploma in economics at University of Mannheim, his doctoral degree and habilitation at University of Karlsruhe (TH). He also acts as scientific consultant for industry and politics. Before moving to academic life he worked as industrial entrepreneur.

Research Interests: Game & Decision Theory, Auction Theory, Experimental Economics, Environmental Economics, Application of Game Theory in Practice

Geyer-Schulz Prof. Dr. Andreas Geyer-Schulz
Institute of Information Systems and Management

Prof. Dr. Andreas Geyer-Schulz obtained his doctoral degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 1985. From 1991 to 1994 he was professor for Management Information Systems at the University of Augsburg. Since 2001 he is full professor at the University of Karlsruhe.

His research interests concentrate on the following topics: virtual organizations (e.g. companies, social networks, universities), theoretical and experimental analysis of economic mechanisms in electronic markets, development and theoretical analysis of innovative and intelligent information services.

Hartenstein Prof. Dr. Hannes Hartenstein
Computing Center and Institute of Telematics

Hannes Hartenstein is a professor at University of Karlsruhe with a joint affiliation at the university's computing center and the Institute of Telematics.
Before joining University of Karlsruhe in October 2003 he was a researcher in the Mobile Internet Group of NEC Europe's Network Labs in Heidelberg, Germany. Hannes Hartenstein received his diploma degree in Mathematics in 1995 and his PhD degree in Computer Science in 1998, both from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.

His main research interests are in the area of computer networks and distributed systems with a particular focus on mobile networks, peer-to-peer systems, and security/reliance.

Kuehling Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kühling
Institute of Information Law

Jürgen Kühling, Dr. jur. (Bonn), LL.M. (Brussels), 1999-2003 Assistant Professor at the University of Bonn (Habilitation in 2003); 2003/2004 University of Hamburg; since 2004 Professor of Law at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (Institute for Information Law).

Research Interests: Regulation of Network Industries (Telecommunications; Energy; Transport); Law of the Information Society; Competition Law; Community Law

Seese Prof. Dr. Detlef Seese
Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods

Diploma in Mathematics, PhD at the Humboldt-University Berlin, habilitation at the Academy of Sciences Berlin, head of division "Discrete mathematics, algebra, logic, computer science" at the Karl-Weierstrass-Institute of the Academy of Sciences Berlin, professor of applied computer science at the institute AIFB

Research interests: intelligent systems in finance, risk management, simulation of stock markets, structure of networks and e-commerce, complexity management, software quality, web-based training

Seifert Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Seifert
Shared Research Group Industrial Organization & Telecommunications Markets

Stefan Seifert is head of the Shared Research Group "Industrial Organization & Telecommunications Markets", which was founded within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative and is supported by Vodafone Germany. He studied business engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and business administration at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and received his doctoral degree in 2005. Stefan then held a post-doc position at the Graduate School Information Management and Market Engineering and was appointed to a junior professorship in 2008.

Current research interests include the regulation of network industries and auction theory. In both of these research areas, Stefan uses theoretical, empirical, and experimental methods.

Sester Prof. Dr. Peter Sester
Institute of Information Law

Peter Sester, Dr. jur. (Heidelberg), is professor of law at the University of Karlsruhe. He gained a degree in law and in business administration from the University of Heidelberg. He qualified as an attorney-at-law (commercial law) before moving into academic life and taught law at the University of Marburg. He has held visiting positions at the Universities of Cambridge, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence and the London School of Economics. Since 2002 he has been professor of law in Karlsruhe and since 2003 honorary professor at the University of Freiburg. In addition, he has been a lecturer at the University of Strasbourg, France since 2004.

Principal areas of interests: European and international commercial law, corporate law, capital markets and finance law. Being a lawyer with a degree in business administration, Prof. Dr. Sester is very much interested in interdisciplinary research and puts great emphasis on comparative legal research.

Spiecker Prof. Dr. Indra Spiecker gen. Döhmann, LL.M.
Institute of Information Law

Prof. Dr. Indra Spiecker is full professor of law at the University of Karlsruhe, holding the chair for public and administrative law, and also at the University of Freiburg. She completed her Ph.D. in 2000 and her Habilitation on “State Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty” in 2007. She has been senior researcher at the interdisciplinary Max-Planck-Institute on Research on Common Goods in Bonn 2000-2007 and assistant professor at the University of Osnabrück 2001-2008. Intermediary chairs were held at the University of Freiburg (2006/2007) and Konstanz (2007/2008).

Indra Spiecker’s main research interest focuses Law in the Information Society; Uncertainty and Risk Management; Protection of Information; Environmental Law; Health Law; Behavioral Law and Economics.

Tai Prof. Dr. Stefan Tai
Karlsruhe Service Research Institute

Stefan Tai holds a Diploma (M.Sc.) in Informatics and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from the Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin). Since 11/2007 he is a Full Professor, University of Karlsruhe, Institute AIFB (Applied Informatics) and KSRI (Karlsruhe Service Research Institute). He is also Director at the FZI Research Center for Information Technologies. Prior to his appointments in Karlsruhe, he spent more than 8,5 years in the USA working as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Labs in New York.

His research interests include Services Computing, Services Engineering, and Enterprise Middleware. This includes Web services and Web APIs, SOA, Services Middleware, and, more recently, Cloud Computing, Situational Applications, and Service Value Networks. He is interested in both the technology and business aspects of services, following an inter-disciplinary approach and working closely with industry.

Uhrig-Homburg Prof. Dr. Marliese Uhrig-Homburg
Chair for Financial Engineering and Derivatives

Prof. Dr. Marliese Uhrig-Homburg obtained a doctoral degree from University of Mannheim, where she has been an assistant professor for several years. She finished her habilitation in 2001 with a thesis on the cost of debt, credit risk, and optimal capital structure. Since 2002, she is a full professor at University of Karlsruhe (TH).

Research interests: Capital Market Theory, Empirical Research on Capital Markets (with focus on Bond Markets), Risk Management, Corporate Finance

Waldmann Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Waldmann
Institute for Economic Theory and Operations Research

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Waldmann obtained his diploma (1973), PhD (1976), and habilitation (1981) all in Mathematics at the TU Darmstadt. Before being appointed full professor at the University of Karlsruhe in 1990, he was assistant professor at the Free University of Berlin, and Professor at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Research Interests: Stochastic Modeling and Optimization, Markov Decision Processes, Queuing Theory, Risk Theory, Statistical Quality Control, Simulation, Algorithms and Rekursive Procedures, Perron Frobenius Theory

Zitterbart Prof. Dr. Martina Zitterbart
Institute of Telematics

Martina Zitterbart received her diploma in Computer Science and her Ph.D. from Universität Karlsruhe (TH). She has been a visiting researcher at the IBM research laboratories Rüschlikon and Yorktown-Heights. After six years as a full professor in Braunschweig, she joined the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) again in 2001. In 2002, she received the research prize Technical Communication of the Alcatel SEL Foundation.

Research interests: Next generation networking, mobile communication / sensor networks / ambient technologies, E-learning and M-Learning


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