President and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) for IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam
Christoph Meinel is CEO and Scientific Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI) as well as Dean of the Digital-Engineering Faculty at the University of Potsdam, where 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. 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.