Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel

Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Dr.rer.nat. Christoph Meinel (1954) is President and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI) and Dean of the Digital Engineering Faculty of the University of Potsdam. He is C4-professor for computer science and heads the department for Internet Technologies and Systems. Beside others Meinel is member of acatech, the National German Academy of Science and Engineering, and visiting professor in various national and international universities. He led the developed of the first European MOOC-platform openHPI, heads the Schul-Cloud project of the Federal German Ministry of Education and Sciences, and is program director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program.

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Christoph Meinel is President and CEO of

  • Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH
  • Archiv:
    • Institut für Telematik e.V. in Trier (1998 - 2002)
    • Vice-Director of the ITWM - Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (1996 -1997)

Christoph Meinel is Dean of the

Christoph Meinel is Program Director of

Christoph Meinel is Chief Editor of

  • openHPI - our new open social online learning platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs)
  • tele-TASK - a huge archive of more than 4.000 tele-lectures with advanced navigation features
  • iTuneU @ HPI - our lecture podcasts archive by iTunesU
  • ECDTR - the Electronic Colloquium on Design Thinking Research
  • Internetworking-Buch - our Blog about Internetworking Technolgoy
  • IT-Gipfelblog - a national discussion platform on IT in Germany
  • openHPI Blog - our blog about MOOCs and openHPI

Christoph Meinel is Chairman of Various Boards & Jurys

  • Steering Committee of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Programs
  • German IPv6 Council
  • Steering Committee of the HPI Future SOC Lab 
  • Special Interest Group "Intelligente Bildungsnetze" of AG 2 "Digitale Infrastrukturen" of the national German IT-summit
  •  Advisory Board of SAP Research, South Africa
  • Archives: Chairman of
  • Special Interest Group "IPv6" of AG 2 "Digitale Infrastrukturen" of the national German IT-summit (2010-2012)
    • ECCC - the Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity (1994-2016)
    • Fachgruppe Komplexität of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (1992 - 2007)
    • WEP - Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches Elektronisches Publizieren at the University of Trier (1996 - 2004)
    • Inititative der Service- und Softwareanbieter Rheinland-Pfalz (1999 - 2001)

Christoph Meinel is Member of Various Scientific and Advisory Boards

  • National German Academy of Science and Engineering - acatech
  • AG2 "Digitale Infrastrukturen" of the national German IT-Summit (since 2010)
  • Honorary Direktor of Tencent-Sunwin Big Data Computing Lab (since 2017)
  • Security Advisory Board of SAP SE (since 2011)
  • Advisory Board of ems - electronic media school (since 2010)
  • Advisory Board of Junior-Zoo Universität Berlin (since 2010)
  • Advisory Board of MINT e.V., an association of math and sciences excellence centers among German's schools (since 2006)
  • Board of ProWissen Potsdam e.V. (since 2007)
  • Archiv:
    • AG5 "High-Tech Strategy for Information Society" of the national German IT-Summits of German chancelor Dr. Angela Merkel (2006 - 2009)
    • Scientific Board of LIASIT at the university of Luxembourg from (1999 - 2009)
    • Scientific Board of Directors of the IBFI Schloss Dagstuhl (1992 - 2005)
    • DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Mathematische Optimierung" (1995 - 2001)
    • Working Group "Gesundheit" of the Forum Info 2000 of the German Ministry of Sciences BMBF (1997 - 1998)
    • Technologiebeirat Rheinland-Pfalz (1996 -1999)

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Christoph Meinel is a Confidant Lecturer of

  • Gesellschaft für Informatik at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam (since 2004)
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik at the University of Trier (1997 - 2004)

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