Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter FähnrichChair of Business Information Systems, Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig
Prof. Dr.- Ing. habil. Dipl.- Math. Klaus-Peter Fähnrich studied mathematics, physics and computer science at the University of Bochum and obtained his doctorate in 1989 from the University of Stuttgart for his thesis on Machine Tool Remote Services. He received his habilitation in 1999 for his work on Software Engineering and Management. In the year 2000 he was offered a professorship at the University of Leipzig where he built up the Chair of Business Information Systems at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. In 2006 he became a co-opted member at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Leipzig. Prof. Fähnrich is the author of more than 300 scientific publications.
He is speaker of the board of directors of the Centre for Information, Knowledge and Service-Management (ZIWD), speaker of the Leipziger Informatik-Verbund (LIV) and board member and director of the Institute for Applied Computer Science (InfAI), established in 2006 at the University of Leipzig.
Prof. Fähnrich also acts as a principle consultant in the area of R&D and Innovation Management. His current areas of interest include Service Science, Business Information Systems, Internet Technologies and Software Engineering. He is one of the founders of the discipline “Service Engineering” and actively participates in the discussion on a potential Service Science. He was actively involved in about 50 projects in the area of Service Engineering/Service Science and published numerous articles in this area.
Since April 1st, 2013, Prof. Fähnrich is Director of the Computing Center of the University of Leipzig.