Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel

CEO and Scientific Director
Hasso Plattner Institute

Christoph Meinel is full professor (C4) for computer science at HPI and the University of Potsdam, and he holds the chair of Internet Technologies and Systems. He teaches courses on IT Systems Engineering in the HPI Bachelor and Master Degree programs and in the MOOC platform developed by his team: openHPI. He supervises numerous PhD projects and is a teacher at the HPI School of Design Thinking. His research currently focuses on security engineering, knowledge engineering, and Web 3.0–Semantic, Social, Service Web. He is also scientifically active in research on the innovation method Design Thinking. Earlier scientific work concentrated on efficient algorithms and complexity theory.

Christoph Meinel is author or co-author of more than 25 books, anthologies, as well as numerous conference proceedings. He has had more than 550 (peer-reviewed) papers published in scientific journals and at international conferences and holds a number of international patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program, honorary professor at the TU Beijing, visiting professor at Shanghai University, concurrent professor at the University of Nanjing, and member of numerous scientific committees and supervisory boards.