Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner

Research Areas

Our research focuses on the technical aspects of enterprise software and the integration of different software systems to meet the requirements of industry and users. This involves studying the conceptual and technological aspects of in-memory data management on modern hardware, the integration of analytical and predictive components into modern applications, as well as efficient methods and tools for developing enterprise applications.

In-Memory Data Management on Modern Hardware

The increase of computing power with new multi core hardware architectures is about to accomplish new breakthroughs in the software industry. It allows for significant parallelization of application processes with new data management paradigms, as well as in-memory, real-time analytics over massive amounts of data.

Concepts of Modern Enterprise Applications

Industry trends such as smart devices (IoT), natural language processing, and machine learning on big data place high demand on modern enterprise systems, but also create tons of new opportunities. Our research aims at effective methods and algorithms to extract business-relevant insights from raw data and is demonstrated by proof-of-concept prototypes built in close collaboration with our industry partners.

Tools & Methods for Enterprise Systems Design and Engineering

In a business context, a designed product or service is often the most direct channel of communication to the end-user. A good or bad design has an undeniable impact on branding. In effect, design becomes a proxy for the company, where the feeling and emotions that an end-user experiences with what is designed becomes the feelings and emotions that the end-user has for the company.