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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Tai
Stefan Tai is Full Professor and Head of Chair Information Systems Engineering at TU Berlin, Germany (2014-present). Prior to that, he was a Full Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2007-2014) and a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, USA (1999-2007). He also held a position as Director at the FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik in Karlsruhe and Berlin, Germany (2008-2014). He earned his Diploma (1995) and Ph.D. (1999) degrees from TU Berlin, Germany.
Stefan works on creating next-generation IT software systems that provide a necessary foundation to address larger societal challenges. His research interests include distributed information systems, cloud services and systems, and the Web as a platform for technology, social, and business innovation.
Stefan has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles. He was involved in a number of industrial developments (mostly with IBM) and holds several patents in the area of enterprise middleware and distributed systems. Stefan acts as advisor to global IT companies and as mentor to start-up companies. He is a member of four editorial boards of scientific journals in the field and serves regularly as member of technical program committees of important international conferences. Stefan has also been an invited expert evaluator for the European Commission and a number of national science foundations across the world.
Stefan has over 20 years of experience in cutting-edge IT research and development. Throughout his career, he received several innovation and university teaching awards. Since his return to academia in 2007, seven PhD students successfully completed their dissertation under his supervision.