Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel

Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Christoph Meinel (1954) was President and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI)from October 2004 to March 2023. In the years 2017-2021 he was founding 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, Govenor of the Technion in Haifa, chairman or member of various management and advisory boards, visiting professor in various national and international universities, and was 2008 - 2022 program director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program.

2012 he and his team developed the first European MOOC-platform openHPI. On this platform he offers various interactive online courses for tenthousends of learners.

Funded by the German Federal German Ministry of Education and Sciences Meinel developed 2017 - 2021 the HPI Schul-Cloud which meanwhile is in use in thousends of schools allover Germany. For the Hessean ministry of education he developed 2022 a concept for a new school subject "Digital World" . More ...

Christoph Meinel was President and CEO of

  • Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH (2004 - 2023)
  • Archive:
    • Institut für Telematik e.V. in Trier (1998 - 2002)
    • Vice-Director of the ITWM - Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (1996 -1997)

Christoph Meinel was Founding Dean of the

Christoph Meinel was or is Program Director of

Christoph Meinel is C4 Professor for "Internettechnologien und Systeme" at HPI and University of Potsdam

Christoph Meinel is appointed as Professor at other Universities

Christoph Meinel is Chief Editor of

  • openHPI - our innovative open social online learning platform for massive open online courses with more than 1. Mio. enrolled learners
  • tele-TASK - a lecture recording system with advanced navigation features and a huge lecture archive
  • ECDTP - Electronic Colloquium on Design Thinking Research
  • iTuneU @ HPI - our lecture podcasts archive by iTunesU
  • Digital-Gipfelblog - a national platform for discussing issues of the digital revolution in Germany
  • Archive: Leitung
    • ECCC - the Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity (1994-2016)

Christoph Meinel was a delegate Professor of the GI

Christoph Meinel was or is Chairman of Various Boards & Jurys

  • Steering Committee of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Programs (2008 - 2022)
  • German IPv6 Council (2007 - 2022)
  • Steering Committee of the HPI Future SOC Lab (2008-2023)
  •  Advisory Board of SAP Research, South Africa
  • Archive: Chairman of
    • Special Interest Group "Intelligente Bildungsnetze" of AG 2 "Digitale Infrastrukturen" of the national German IT-summit
    • 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 organizes many conferences, symposia, and workshops, e.g.

Christoph Meinel is a Member of Jurys

  • Förderpreis der German Data Center (2022)
  • Medienpreis für Digitale Aufklärung (seit 2021)
  • MINT Forschungsvorhaben, BMBF (2021)
  • CISO Award, CISO Alliance (2018 - 2020)
  • Deutscher Mobilitätspreis (seit 2012)
  • Land der Ideen (2010 - 2018)
  • Wissenschaftliche Durchbrüche, Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (seit 2018)
  • DE-MAIL Innovationspreis (since 2013)
  • Innovationspreis-IT (since 2012)
  • Jury Member of "Deutschland - Land der Ideen" (since 2011)

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.