Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Christoph Meinel (1954*) is President, Scientific Director and CEO of the Hasso-Plattner-Institute for IT-Systems Engineering (HPI). HPI is a university institute, privately financed by the foundation of Hasso Plattner, one of the founders of SAP, and is connected to the university of Potsdam providing excellent Bachelor, Master and PhD study courses in IT-systems engineering.
Christoph Meinel is full professor (C4) for computer sciences at the HPI and University of Potsdam with a chair on "Internet Technology and Systems". His research focuses on Internet and Information Security, on Semantic and Social Web, and on e-Learning and web university.
He also teaches in the HPI School of Design Thinking and is a visiting professor both at LIASIT (Luxembourg International Advanced Studies in Information Technology) at the University of Luxembourg as well as at the College of Computer Science of Beijing University of Technology, China.
Since 2008, together with Prof. Larry Leifer from Stanford University, he is the program director of HPDTRP, the HPI Stanford Design Thinking Research Program.