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Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Heiss


Hans-Ulrich Heiss received his academic degrees (diploma, doctorate, habilitation) all in Informatics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He had research and teaching po­si­tions at IBM Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY), University of Helsinki, University of Ilmenau and University of Paderborn. Since 2001 he has been full professor of Com­puter Science at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). In 2012 he was elected Vice-President for Education at TU Berlin, a position he still holds.

From 2009 to 2014 he was chairman of the German informatics deans conference, and since 2015 he is President of the Ger­man Council of Faculties in Engineering and Informatics. In this capacity he is also member of “Nationales MINT Forum”, a Ger­man national initiative for the promotion of STEM education.

On the European level, he has been member of the board of Informatics Europe since 2009 and Vice-President from 2012 to 2015. He was founding president (2009-2014) of the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE). For many years he has been active as an auditor and evaluator in accreditations and evaluations in higher education at the national and international level.