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Research

The goal of our research in information technologies (IT) of the team of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel in the area of Internet technologies and systems is focused on the investigation of scientific principles, methods and technologies to design and implement future Internet technologies and Next-generation Internet applications. We concentrate on efficient treatment of big data and revealing potentials of Cloud computing and In-Memory technology. Formerly, Christoph Meinel was mainly involved in research about theoretical foundations of computer science.
Besides, Christoph Meinel and his team is active in research in creativity and innovation and investigate the rationals behind the Stanford Design Thinking innovation method.

Our Research in Security and Trust Engineering

Research and Development of the team of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel in the field Security and Trust Engineering is mainly focused on:

Our Research in Learning & Knowledge Engineering

 

The research of the team of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel in the field of learning and  knowledge engineering focuses on the challenging question, how to utilize the mass of digital data, so-called "big data", from Internet and other sources in order to generate new knowledge. Research work is concentrated mainly to the following contexts:

Our Innovation Research in Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a concept developed at the d.school at Stanford University in California that enables students to develop innovative and particularly user-friendly (IT-based) products and services in multidisciplinary teams that is practised also at HPI School of Design Thinking. The Design Thinking Research of the team of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel wants (1) to find out which factors ultimately contribute to the success of design thinking processes and (2) to develop new tools for supporting this kind of engineered and creative development of innovation for all areas of life. Here you can [read more].

Our Former Research Interests

  • theoretical investigation of Computational Complexity, especially in branching-program-based Complexity Theory and
  • formal methods in System Design and Verification based on OBDDs (Ordered Binary Decision Diagrams)

as well as on Internet research (see e.g. Institute of Telematics in Trier).

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.