Research education and working experience
|1981 - 86||Study of Business Engineering at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH)|
|1986 - 89||Ph.D. in (Micro) Economics at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH)|
|1994||Doctor of Science (Habilitation) in Information Systems at Univ. of Giessen|
|1990 - 94||Assistant Professor (C1) at University of Giessen|
|1994 - 95||Professor (C3) for Quantitative Methods in Business Administration at University of Bielefeld|
|1995 - 2000||C4) for Information Systems at University of Giessen|
|2000 - present||Professor (C4) for Information Management and Systems at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH)|
|2005 - present||Director of the ‘Research Center of Information Technology’ (FZI), Karlsruhe|
|2008 - present||Director of the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI), Karlsruhe|
Christof Weinhardt received his diploma in Business Engineering as well as his PhD in Economics in 1989 at Universität Karlsruhe (TH). Until 1994 he served as an assistant professor at the University of Giessen. He then was assigned chair of the Department for Quantitative Methods in Business Administration at the University of Bielefeld. In 1995, he became full professor and head of the Department for Information Systems at the University of Giessen.
Since the end of 2000, Christof Weinhardt is heading the Institute of Information Management and Systems (IISM) at the School of Economics and Business Engineering at Universität Karlsruhe (TH). He is member of the board of directors at the Research Center for Information Technologies in Karlsruhe (FZI). As one out of four directors, he is furthermore responsible for the research area Information Process Engineering (IPE) at FZI.
In his research, Christof Weinhardt focuses on combining innovative research questions from the areas of Information Management and Engineering, Service Sciences and Market Engineering with scenarios in eCommerce, eLearning, Energy Industry, Financial Services, Grid computing and Logistics. In recent years, he has initiated numerous interdisciplinary research projects in cooperation with other academic institutions such as BMBF, EU or DFG, and corporate partners. His latest endeavors are related to the research areas of eOrganisation and Service Sciences which involve the delegation of tasks and decisions to technical agents and the design of innovative services within organizations and networks approaching from ICT, business, economics, and law. In this context, 21 PhD theses were supervised the last 8 years.
Within his teaching and research program, Christof Weinhardt addresses students and PhD students from various disciplines, such as the Bachelors and Masters study program in Information Engineering and Management or the Graduate School IME. Additionally, Christof Weinhardt is involved in the Executive Masters of Science (M.Sc) program in Information Engineering at the Hector School of Engineering and Management at Universität Karlsruhe (TH).
During his last sabbatical in 2003/2004, Christof Weinhardt visited the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, particularly addressing questions concerning Computer-Aided Market Engineering (CAME). Furthermore, he spent some time abroad as visiting professor in Montreal at the Columbia University, at the Singapore Management University (SMU), at the WU Vienna, Austria as well as in Italy and Australia.
Research and Teaching
Within the research groups at the Institute of Information Systems and Management and at the Research Center for Information Technologies (FZI), the research focus is set on interdisciplinary themes related to Information Engineering, especially Market Engineering with applications in
- Prediction Markets
- Energy markets of the future
The research method comprises the realisation of a prototype, theoretical application concepts, simulations, experiments and empirical studies.
Lectures are held concerning interdisciplinary topics as
- Information Engineering and eFinance
- Market Engineering and Computational Economics
- Business models in the internet
- Management of Business Networks
- Postdoctoral Lecture Qualifications
- Professor Dr. Peter Gomber (Universität Frankfurt am Main)
- Professor Dr. Christoph Lattemann (Universität Potsdam)
- Professor Dr. Daniel Veit (Universität Augsburg)
- Ph.D. Graduates: 21 (since 1999)
Since 2005, Professor Weinhardt has been director in the department of Information Process Engineering (IPE) at the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI). The FZI works especially on topics concerning Semantic Technology, Service Orientation and Knowledge and Learning with focus on eHealth, Logistics and Services
Since 2004, Professor Weinhardt has been spokesman of the IME Graduate School “Information and Market Engineering” at the Universität Karlsruhe.
Since 2004, Professor Weinhardt has been spokesman of the Research focus “eOrganisation” at the Universität Karlsruhe.
Since 2002, Professor Weinhardt has been Vice Dean of the School of Economics and Business Engineering at the Universität Karlsruhe.
Since 1999, Professor Weinhardt has supervised 21 PhD theses.
- University of California, Berkeley (USA)
- Concordia University, Montreal
- University of New South Wales
- Singapore Management University
- Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU)
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano (Italy)
Memberships in Organizations, Committees and Boards
- Since 2002: Vice Dean of the Department of Economics and Business Engineering of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
- Contact and confidence professor for scholars of the German National Academic Foundation at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
- 2005 - 2006: Speaker of the Group Information Systems (FG 5) of the German Society of Computer Science (GI)
- 2004-2005: Vice speaker of the Group Information Systems (FG 5) of the German Society of Computer Science (GI)
- Since 2004: Chairman of the Scientific Alliance eOrganisation at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
- 1999 - 2004: Founder and chairman of the research group E-Commerce (FG 5.5) in the German Society of Computer Science (GI), including several conferences on this topic
- 2001-2003: Chairman of the German Scientific Commission of Information Systems
- 2001 - 2005: Member in the Accreditation Committee “Information Systems” within the ASIIN society
- Since 2001: Member of the steering committee of the international research program e-negotation, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
- 2001 - 2003: Member of the German Scientific Comissions of Information Systems, Finance & Banking, and Logistics
- Since 2002: Member of the jury of the Paul Julius Reuter Innovation Award
- 2001 - 2003: Chairman of the jury of the Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize (MSSIP) of EURO, The Association of European Operations Research Societies
Editorial boards and Consultancy
- Member of the editorial board for the journal Group Decision and Negotiation
- Member of the editorial board for the journal EM - Electronic Markets
- Member of the editorial board for the journal WI - Wirtschaftsinformatik
- Member of the editorial board for the journal BIT - Banking and Information Technology
- Member of the editorial board for the series „Studies on eOrganisation and Market Engineering“
- Consultant for the German national parliament
- Referee for various national and international journals
Prices and Awards
Christof Weinhardt and Dr. Peter Gomber won first price of the Paul Julius Reuter Award in 2000 for the dissertation “Electronic trading systems – innovative concepts and technologies” written within the scope of the research project AMTRAS – Agent Mediated Trading System.
In 2001, Christof Weinhardt and the graduate students Sven Herchenhein, Thomas Honekamp and Torsten Schaper won the second price of the Paul Julius Reuter Award in the category “Innovative diploma theses”. They were awarded for their research relating to the technical implementation of the prototype Virtual Trading Room (VTR).
In 2002, Christof Weinhardt and the research group IW received a donation by winning the IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Grand (for advancement of research and teaching on universities). IBM supports the IW concerning Market Engineering and the structured, customer-oriented process of designing electronic markets and negotiations e.g. for the trade of securities, certificates of energy and environment.
IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Grant 2007
Professor Weinhardt was given the IBM Shared University Grant 2007 in order to create a infrastructure for CeOSS (Center for Service Science).