HPI Chair "Internet Technologies and Systems"


... on the web page of the chair "Internet Technologies and Systems" of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and his team at the HPI.

Here you can find information about our teaching offers as well as our research activities. You can find more information about Learning-Tech projects openHPI and tele-TASK, our Web portals, online labs and systems. You can use our web services, and download our publications und lecture notes.

Mission Statement

The department "Internet Technologies and Systems" headed by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel aims to provide an excellent education to the students of the Hasso Plattner Institute and a stimulating and ambitious research environment for Ph.D. students from allover the world, to achieve significant scientific results in IT-systems engineering, particularly in the field of Internet technologies and systems,  worth to be published in internationally leading journals and conferences, and to design innovative IT tools and systems that forward digital transformation and improve daily live in our changing world.


Information about our Research Work

The research at the chair of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel focuses on investigation of scientific principles, methodes and technologies to design and implement novel Internet technologies and innovative Internet-based IT-systems [more]. We concentrate on efficient treatment of big data und revealing potentials of Cloud computing and In-Memory technologie. In particular, we are scientifically active in the following application fields:

  • Security and Trust Engineering: Security Awareness; Security Analytics and REAMS, Next-Generation Security Engineering,  ...
  • Machine Learning and Multimedia Analytics: Binary neural networks, LLM compression and acceleration, novel/general class discovery, analysis of handwritings in historical art archives, ...
  • Learning Tech and Knowledge Engineering, in partiular
    • Web-University: eLearning, Teleteaching, digital learning, ....
    • openHPI.de: Largest European MOOC platform with many interactive online courses for digital enlightenment. Developed and powered by us.
    • HPI Schul-Cloud: Digital learning environment with a modern cloud architecture which enables a data-pretection-conform use of digital media in German schools.
  • Design Thinking Research: Tele-Board, collaborativ creativity, prototyping ...  

Former research interests from Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and his team aer focused on the theoretical foundations of computer science, in particular on

  • (O)BDD-based data structures and algorithms for the design and formal verification of digital systems and VLSI circuits, and on
  • Computational Complexity.


Our Teaching Offers on Campus

Hasso-Plattner-Institute at University of Potsdam offers a Bachelor, Master, and PhD program on IT-systems engineering. The chair of Prof. Christoph Meinel contributes in math, Internet and Web technologies, basic and advanced IT security, and Design Thinking. Here are the details.


Our Teleteaching and E-Learning Offers

At the chair of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel various IT systems have been developed for innovation in university teaching, e.g.

  • the platform openHPI for the presentation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) of HPI professors,
  • the mobile system tele-TASK for recording, streaming and podcasting lectures over the Internet,
  • the web-portal www.tele-task.de with more than 5.000 tele-lectures and  powerful navigation and annotation tools, and
  • two interactive tutorial systems Tele-Lab IT-Security and SOA-Lab,
  • the Tele-Board to enabling efficient collaboration in digital design spaces across time and distance.


Internet Portals and Blogs powered by our Chair

  • The chair of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel hosts and powers various famous Internet portals (e.g. openHPI and tele-TASK), electronical journals (e.c. ECCC), and blogs (e.g. IT-Gipfelblog). Here you can find all the links.    

Other Links

... to our Research
              Security Engineering - Learning & Knowledge Tech - Design Thinking - former
... to our Teaching
              Tele-Lectures - MOOCs - Labs - Systems 
... to our Publications
              Books - Journals - Conference-Papers - Patents
... and to our Annual Reports.