Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT
Prof. Dr. Matthias Jarke
Fraunhofer FIT is headed by Prof. Matthias Jarke, who is also head of the Chair of Computer Science 5 (Information Systems) at RWTH Aachen University. Matthias Jarke is founding director of the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT), which is supported by RWTH Aachen University, University of Bonn and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. He was President of the German Informatics Society (GI) from 2004 - 2007. Since 2010 he also is chairman of Fraunhofer ICT Group.
- born 28.05.1952 in Hamburg, married, three children
- 1972-1978 Diploma (Master) in Computer Science and Business Administration, Universität Hamburg
- 1980 Doctorate in Operations Research, advisor: Herbert Jacob
- 1981-1986 Assistant and Associate Professor of Computer Applications and Information Systems, Stern School of Business, New York University (early tenure: 1986)
- 1986-1991 Professor of Dialog-Oriented Systems, Universität Passau
- Since 1991 Professor of Information Systems, RWTH Aachen
- 1992-2000 Chair, Informatics Department in the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Natural Sciences
- Co-initiator of interdisciplinary curriculum "Technical Journalism IT" and of international master programs "Software Systems Engineering", "Media Informatics"
- Member steering board, RWTH Future Concept "RWTH 2020 – Meeting Global Challenges"
- Coordinator of several European projects on Information System Engineering
- Co-Founder of DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centers on Computers and Chemical Engineering (SFB 476 IMPROVE) and on Media and Cultural Communications (SFB/FK 427)
- since 2006 Area Coordinator "Mobile Applications and Services", DFG-Exzellenzcluster UMIC at RWTH Aachen University
- Author of several books and over 200 refereed publications in journals and conferences
- since 2000 Executive Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Sankt Augustin
- since 2003 Founding Director, Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT)
- since 2006 Deputy Chairman, Fraunhofer ICT Group
- since 2008 Speaker of NRW-funded doctoral training school B-IT Research School
- since 2010 Chairman, Fraunhofer ICT Group
- 1994-2004 European Editor, "Information Systems", program chair of numerous international conferences including VLDB, EDBT, CaiSE, SSDBM, CoopIS, Informatik 97
- 2000-2007 Elected Member, DFG Review Board Informatics, member of numerous national and international advisory boards
- 2000-2003 Vice President and Treasurer of German Informatics Society (GI)
- 2004-2007 GI President
- Scientific Coordinator, BMBF Science Year "Informatikjahr 2006"
- since 2008 Vice President, European Research Council on Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM)