HPI Chair "Internet Technologies and Systems"


on the homepage of the HPI chair "Internet Technologies and Systems" of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and his team.

Here you can find information about our teaching and ongoing research activities in security engineering, learning & knowledge tech and innovation & design thinking research. You can also get informed about our tele-teaching projects openHPI and tele-TASK, our web portals and blogs, online labs & systems, and other professional activities. Feel free to download our publications and tele-lectures, or access our various research data bases.

Mission Statement

The department "Internet Technologies and Systems" headed by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel aims to provide an excellent education to the students of the Hasso Plattner Institute and a stimulating and ambitious research environment for Ph.D. students from allover the world, to achieve significant scientific results in IT-systems engineering, particularly in the field of Internet technologies and systems,  worth to be published in internationally leading journals and conferences, and to design innovative IT tools and systems that forward digital transformation and improve daily live in our changing world.

Information about our Research Work

The research at the chair of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel focuses on investigation of scientific principles, methodes and technologies to design and implement novel Internet technologies and innovative Internet-based IT-systems [more]. We concentrate on efficient treatment of big data und revealing potentials of Cloud computing and In-Memory technologie. In particular, we are scientifically active in the following application fields:

Former research interests from Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and his team aer focused on the theoretical foundations of computer science, in particular on

    • OBDD-based data structures and algorithms for the design and formal verification of digital systems and VLSI circuits, and on
    • Computational Complexity.

Information about our Teaching

Hasso-Plattner-Institute at University of Potsdam offers a Bachelor, Master, and PhD program on IT-systems engineering. 

Teleteaching and E-Learning Offers of our Chair

The chair around Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel has developed various IT systems for innovation in university teaching, e.g.

  • The platform openHPI for the presentation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) of HPI professors,
  • the self designed mobile system tele-TASK for recording, Internet-broadcasting and podcasting lectures,
  • the web-portal www.tele-task.de with more than 4.000 tele-lectures and  powerful navigation and annotation tools, and
  • two interactive tutorial systems Tele-Lab IT-Security and SOA-Lab.

Internet Portals and Blogs powered by our Chair

  • The chair of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel hosts and powers various famous Internet portals (e.g. openHPI and tele-TASK), electronical journals (e.c. ECCC), and blogs (e.g. IT-Gipfelblog). Here you can find all the links.    

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.