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Dr.-Ing. Niklas Kühl

Team Leader Advanced Analytics
Group: Digital Service Innovation
Room: Raum 4B-05, Gebäude 05.20
Phone: +49 721 608-43998
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  • Artificial Intelligence in Service Systems
  • Needmining
  • Customer Needs / Needfinding
  • Data & Text Mining
  • Statistical / Machine Learning
  • Micro Blog Data (Twitter)
  • IT-gestützte Elektromobilitätsdienstleistungen 
  • Geschäftsmodelle für Elektromobilität
  • IT Standards für Elektromobilität
If you are interested in writing a Bachelor or Master thesis, feel free to contact me at anytime. 

Teaching at KSRI
  • Business and IT Service Management (WS14/15)
  • eServices (SS15)
  • Foundations of Digital Services A (SS16, SS17, SS18)
  • Service Analytics A (SS17, SS18)
Teaching at AIFB
  • Programming I: Java (WS12/13, WS13/14, WS14/15, WS15/16, WS16/17)
  • Advanced Programming (SS13, SS14, SS15, SS16)

Curriculum Vitae

  • October 2007 to April 2011: Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering at KIT (Bachelorthesis: "A process and optimization model for the prototyping management at Porsche AG")
  • April 2011 to April 2014: Master of Science in Business Engineering at KIT (Masterthesis: "Analysis of IT concepts of electric mobility services")
  • October 2012 - April 2017: Research Associate at AIFB
  • Since August 2014 - July 2017: Research Associate at KSRI
  • Since August 2017: Team Leader Advanced Analytics at KSRI


Due to the interdisciplinary activities of KSRI researchers publication lists also contain publications that have not explicitly been developed in the course of their activities at KSRI.

Conference Proceedings Articles
Automatically Quantifying Customer Need Tweets : Towards a Supervised Machine Learning Approach.
Kühl, N.; Mühlthaler, M.; Goutier, M.
2018. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51), Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, United States, 3rd - 6th January 2018
Towards Service-oriented Cognitive Analytics for Smart Service Systems.
Hirt, R.; Kühl, N.; Schmitz, B.; Satzger, G.
2018. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51), Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, United States, 3rd - 6th January 2018
Book Chapters
Empirische Studie I : Identifizierung von Elektromobilitätsdienstleistungstypen aus dem Atlas mit Data Mining.
Kühl, N.; Hunke, F.
2017. Mit Informationstechnologien zu innovativen Dienstleistungen und Geschäftsmodellen in der Elektromobilität : Empirische Studien zu Geschäftsmodellen und IT für Elektromobilitätsdienstleistungen. Hrsg.: C. Stryja, 43-51, Fraunhofer Verlag, Stuttgart
Conference Proceedings Articles
Abbildung kognitiver Fähigkeiten mit Metamodellen.
Hirt, R.; Kühl, N.
2017. INFORMATIK 2017, 47. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik, Chemnitz, Deutschland, 25. - 29. September 2017. Hrsg.: Maximilian Eib, 2301-2307, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., Bonn. doi:10.18420/in2017_231
White spots in business and IT : An explorative study for e-mobility services.
Martin, D.; Kühl, N.; Stryja, C.; Haude, J.
2017. 30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition, Stuttgart, Germany, 9th - 11th October 2017
An End-to-End Process Model for Supervised Machine Learning Classification : From Problem to Deployment in Information Systems.
Hirt, R.; Kühl, N.; Satzger, G.
2017. Designing the Digital Transformation, DESRIST 2017 Research in Progress Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, 30th May - 1st June 2017. Ed.: A. Mädche, 55-63, KIT, Karlsruhe
Empirical insights on customer needs in e-mobility product service systems.
Kühl, N.; Goutier, M.; Ensslen, A.; Jochem, P.
2017. GOR-IE Workshop "Approaches on Operations Research and Industrial Ecology for a Sustainable Resource and Energy Management", 9.-10. März 2017, Freiberg
Business Model Clustering: A network-based approach in the field of e-mobility services.
Engel, C.; Haude, J.; Kühl, N.
2017. Proceedings of the Second KSS Research Workshop : Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2016. Ed.: P. Hottum, 11-25, KIT, Karlsruhe
Towards a Unified Approach to Identify Business Model Patterns : A Case of E-Mobility Services.
Hunke, F.; Schüritz, R.; Kuehl, N.
2017. 8th International Conference on Exploring Service Science, IESS 2017, Rome, Italy, 24th - 26th May 2017. Ed. : M. Dragoicea, 182-196, Springer International Publishing, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56925-3_15
Needmining : Towards a Modern Approach of Need Elicitation.
Kühl, N.
2017. Doctoral Consortium, St. Gallen, Schweiz, 11. - 12. Februar 2017
Journal Articles
Methods to Identify User Needs and Decision Mechanisms for the Adoption of Electric Vehicles.
Ensslen, A.; Kühl, N.; Stryja, C.; Jochem, P.
2016. World Electric Vehicle Journal, 8 (3), 667-678
Conference Proceedings Articles
"Needs from Tweets" : Towards Deriving Customer Needs From Micro Blog Data.
Kühl, N.; Scheurenbrand, J.; Satzger, G.
2016. Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2016, Band III, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Deutschland, 09. - 11. März 2016. Hrsg.: V. Nissen, 1229-1232, Universitätsverlag, Ilmenau
Programming for Refugees : An Active Learning Approach for Teaching Java to Heterogeneous Groups.
Kühl, N.; Lehner, J.
2016. Informatik 2016, 46. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik, Klagenfurt, Österreich, 26. - 30. September 2016, 1175-1178, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., Bonn
Needmining : Evaluating a Whitelist-Based Assignment Method to Quantify Customer Needs from Micro Blog Data.
Kühl, N.; Goutier, M.
2016. Operations Research Proceedings 2016, Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), Hamburg, Germany, 30th August - 2nd September 2016. Ed.: A. Fink, 165-170, Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55702-1
“Need tweets”: New insights about customer needs from micro blog data in the field of e-mobility.
Kühl, N.; Goutier, M.
2016. 46. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft fur Informatik - 46th Annual Meeting of the German Informatics Society, INFORMATIK 2016; Klagenfurt; Austria; 26 September 2016 through 30 September 2016. Ed.: H. C. Mayr, 1363-1376, Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI), Bonn
Towards Extracting Customer Needs from Incident Tickets in IT Services.
Eckstein, L.; Kuehl, N.; Satzger, G.
2016. 2016 IEEE 18th Conference on Business Informatics (CBI), Paris, France, 29 August–1 September 2016, 200–207, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/CBI.2016.30
Needmining: Identifying micro blog data containing customer needs.
Kuehl, N.; Scheurenbrand, J.; Satzger, G.
2016. 24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016; Bogazici UniversityIstanbul; Turkey; 12 June 2016 through 15 June 2016, Association for Information Systems
Methods to Identify User Needs and Decision Mechanisms for the Adoption of Electric Vehicles.
Ensslen, A.; Kühl, N.; Stryja, C.; Jochem, P.
2016. Proceedings of EVS29 Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 19-22, 2016
Needmining: Towards analytical support for service design.
Kuehl, N.
2016. Exploring Services Science, 7th International Conference, IESS 2016, Bucharest, RO, May 25-27, 2016. Ed.: T. Borangiu, 187-200, Springer, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32689-4_14
Services for Electric Mobility.
Kühl, N.; Kolz, D.; Cocca, S.
2016. Leitmesse für Elektromobilität eCarTec 2016 im Rahmen der eMove360°, München, Deutschland, 18. - 20. Oktober 2016
Needmining : Analytically Identifying Customer Needs for Designing New Services.
Kühl, N.; Satzger, G.
2016. 25th Annual Frontiers in Service Conference, Bergen, Norway, 23rd - 26th June 2016
Book Chapters
Dienstleistungen für Elektromobilität : Netzwerke und Allianzen.
Hottum, P.; Kühl, N.; Stryja, C.
2015. Dienstleistungen für Elektromobilität : Ergebnisse einer Expertenstudie. Hrsg.: S. Lamberth-Cocca, 47-61, Fraunhofer Verlag, Stuttgart
Netzwerke und Allianzen.
Hottum, P.; Kühl, N.; Stryja, C.
2015. Dienstleistungen für Elektromobilität - Ergebnisse einer Expertenstudie, 47-60, Fraunhofer Verlag, Stuttgart
Entwurf eines Bewertungsframeworks für IT-gestützte Elektromobilitätsdienstleistungen.
Kühl, N.; Stryja, C.
2015. Dienstleistungsinnovationen für Elektromobilität. Märkte, Geschäftsmodelle, Kooperationen. Hrsg.: D. Beverungen, 25-40, Fraunhofer-Verl., Stuttgart
Conference Proceedings Articles
Entwicklung eines Frameworks zur Beschreibung von Geschäftsmodellen für Elektromobilitätsdienstleistungen.
Stryja, C.; Schüritz, R.; Kühl, N.; Hottum, P.; Satzger, G.
2015. Energiesysteme im Wandel: Evolution oder Revolution? 9. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung, IEWT, Wien, Österreich, 11 - 13. Februar 2015, 1-17
Holistically Defining E-Mobility: A Modern Approach to Systematic Literature Reviews.
Scheurenbrand, J.; Engel, C.; Peters, F.; Kühl, N.
2015. Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Workshop - Advances in Service Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2015. Ed.: R. Görlitz, 17-27, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe
Business Models for Electric Mobility Services : Development of a user focused framework.
Schüritz, R.; Kühl, N.; Stryja, C.; Hottum, P.; Satzger, G.
2015. 24th Annual Frontiers in Service Conference, San Jose, California, USA, 9th - 12th July 2015
Identifying Customer Needs Using Micro Blog Data.
Kühl, N.
2015. RESER 2015 Doctoral Colloquium, Roskilde, Denmark, 8th - 9th September 2015