Prof. Dr. Alex Szalay

Alex Szalay is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and in the Department of Computer Science. He is also the director of the “Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science. He authored many fundamental papers on the formation of structure in the…

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lengauer

Thomas Lengauer is director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI-INF) in Saarbrucken, Germany. He studied Mathematics (Dr. rer. nat., FU Berlin 1976) and Computer Science (PhD, Stanford 1979). From 1979 to 1981, he worked at Bell Labs before he returned to Germany. After achieving his habilitation, he became a full professor at the…

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Chair

Since November 2014, Dieter Kranzlmüller has been the chair of the HITS Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Recalling the first meeting, he remembers that the SAB members were really excited about the work of the HITS research groups. “After the first group presentation, we already had 45 minutes delay because it was so interesting to listen…

Dr. Heribert Knorr

Heribert Knorr studied political science, sociology, history and English at the universities of Tübingen and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After the state examiniation he wrote his dissertation on a constitutional law topic, supervised by Professor Theodor Eschenburg. Subsequently, he worked in positions in the administration of the University of Tübingen, and then in the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg,…

Prof. Dr. Masaru Kitsuregawa

Masaru Kitsuregawa received the B.E. degree in electronics engineering in 1978, and the Ph.D degree in information engineering in 1983 from the University of Tokyo. Since then, he has published more than 200 journal papers and conference papers. He is currently a full professor, professor of the Center for Information Fusion at the Institute of…

Prof. Dr. Tony Hey

The list of his professional affiliations is stunning: Since his PhD in theoretical physics in Oxford in 1970, Tony Hey has been working in many positions in physics and computer science. After post doc years at the Caltech, where he worked with Richard Feynman, he moved to Geneva to become a fellow at CERN. In…