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  • Born 1939 at Braubach
  • Studies of Mathematics at Heidelberg and Saarbrücken
  • 1964 Diploma
  • 1965-1969 and again 1972-1974 Assistant at Institutes of Informatics at the Technische Universität Hannover and at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1968 Dr.-Ing.
  • 1970-1971 Project leader at Buderus'sche Eisenwerke Wetzlar
  • 1974-1989 Professor for Informatics at the Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Since 1989 Professor for Informatics at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH); in addition 1995-2008 Scientific Head of the "Study Center for Visually Impaired Students"
  • Host of 12 foreign scientists; four of them obtained a grant of the Humboldt Foundation
  • 1992-2001 Speaker of the Graduiertenkolleg "Controllability of Complex Systems"
  • 1986- Member of Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
  • 1990 Visiting grant of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 1992 Award of the (Hungarian) John von Neumann Society
  • 2010 Honorary doctorate (Dr.-Ing. E.h.) from the Technische Universität Braunschweig


  • 1972- Member of the German Informatics Society (GI)
  • 1991- Member of Konrad-Zuse-Gesellschaft
  • 1998- Member of Society of Scientists and Physicians (GdNÄ)

Honorary positions:

  • 1981-1987 Chairman of the German Deans' Conference of Informatics
  • 1983-1985 Chairman of the Faculty for Mathematics, Informatics and Economics of the Techn. Universität Braunschweig
  • 1990-1991 Vicepresident of the German Informatics Society (GI)
  • 1992-1993 President of the German Informatics Society (GI)
  • 1992-1999 Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of „Kuratorium OFFIS", Oldenburg
  • Since 2001 Honorary Member of OFFIS, Oldenburg
  • 1993-1994 Member of an Advisory Committee for Research in Lower Saxony
  • 1993-1994 Vicepresident of Council of European Professional Informatics Societies
  • 1993-1994 Chairman of the Faculty of Informatics
  • 1995-1997 Founding Chairman of IFIP Working Group 1.5 "Cellular Automata and Machines"
  • 1994-2002 Chairman of the GI Working Group "History of Informatics"
  • Since 1995 Member of the Supervisory Board of the International Conference and Research Center for Computer Science (IBFI)
  • Corresponding Member of IFIP Working Group 3.2 "University Education"
  • Since 1993 Member of „Kuratorium zur Verleihung der Konrad-Zuse-Medaille für Informatik"
  • 1998-2008 Chairman of Konrad-Zuse-Gesellschaft
  • 1998-2002 and again 2004-2006 member of the Senate of Universität Karlsruhe(TH)
  • 2006-2008 Chairman of the Faculty of Informatics
  • Since 2008 Fellow of GI
  • Member of editorial boards of several scientific journals

Author: Roland Vollmar <vollmar ätt ira dot uka dot de>

Date: 2010-02-25 11:39:49 CET

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