We support our students right from the beginning. We know that time is precious and therefore offer various ways to explore Computer Science studies before starting the bachelor's program. Special courses for pupils can later on shorten the duration of studies.
Our bachelor's and master's programs get students ready for real world problems providing them a sound theoretical basis. We support a holistic approach to education offering interdisciplinary courses. In addition, many events and activities at the institute enrich Computer Science studies on the green campus of FU Berlin.
International top level research is our research group's standard. We offer an inspiring environment for excellent research. Our highly skilled graduates stay in academics as professors, found successful startup companies, or take over leading positions in well-established companies.
Informatik enlightened - Was Autos, Blumen und Menschen verbindet
Why I chose Computer Science@FU? Because, in contrast to other universities in Berlin, the FU campus is surrounded by nature. What I like about the institute? The community spirit. You don't know everyone, but still everyone is being helpful and there is no selfish mindset.
The familiar atmosphere at the institute makes it easy to connect with others. You make friends fast and meet friendly faces on the beautiful campus. Therefore, the challenging studies are fun!
László Kozma works since 2018 as Juniorprofessor at the Free University Berlin, in the Theoretical Informatics research group. He is interested in algorithms and combinatorics, focusing on the complexity of basic algorithmic problems and the efficiency and adaptive properties of data structures. He obtained his PhD from Saarland University in 2016.
Marian Margraf studied mathematics in Kiel. After completing his doctorate he first worked as a cryptologist in the BSI and was responsible for introducing the German ID card from 2008 to 2012 at the Federal Ministry of the Interior. In 2014, Mr. Margraf received the endowment professorship of Bundesdruckerei at the FU Berlin. Since 2017, he also leads the department secure systems engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute AISEC.
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Since 2008 Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Adrian Paschke is head of the Corporate Semantic Web group at the department of mathematics and computer science at Freie Universität Berlin and director of the Data Analytics Center at Fraunhofer FOKUS since 2016. He is director of RuleML Inc. and professorial member at the Institut für Angewandte Informatik at University of Leipzig. Till 2014 he also was associate professor at the department of information systems at the Poznan University of Economics.
2014-2019: Max-Planck-Fellow at the MPI for Molecular Genetics
2002-present: Professor for Algorithmic Bioinformatics, FU Berlin, Germany
1999-2002: Senior researcher, Celera Genomics, Rockville, MD, USA
1994-1999: PhD studies, MPI for Computer Science, Saarbrücken, Germany
Lars Gerhold is professor for Interdisciplinary Security Research and head of the Research Forum on Public Safety and Security at Freie Universität Berlin. After studying politics, psychology and sociology he received a PhD in psychology. He leads various security related research projects and
teaches in the area of security studies and futures research. He published several books and articles on these subjects.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker joined FU Berlin in 2009. Before, he was a Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory (CA, USA), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of an information technology company in Omaha (NE, USA), and a Research Scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Darmstadt, Germany). His research interests are security and privacy in the digital age and psychologically acceptable security technology.
Professor Landgraf studies complex intelligent systems. This includes biological model systems such as bee colonies or fish shoals and artificial systems such as neural networks or swarms of self-driving cars.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Raúl Rojas a renowned specialist in artificial neural networks. His current research and teaching revolves around artificial intelligence, machine learning and its applications. He holds academic degrees in mathematics and economics.
Katinka Wolter is head of the Dependable Systems research group. The focus of her research is in measuring and evaluation of distributed computing systems.
Wolfgang Mulzer studies the design and analysis of algorithms
for geometric problems. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2010, under the guidance of Bernard Chazelle. After that, he became an assistant professor at FU Berlin. In 2016, he was promoted to full professor. In the past, he was worked on the complexity of the minimum weight triangulation and on fast algorithms for Delaunay triangulations.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen H. Schiller is head of the Computer Systems & Telematics group. He initiated the Research Forum Public Safety and Security and is board member of the Einstein Center Digital Future responsible for the areas Digital Services & Industries. His research interests comprise communication protocols, operating systems and security in wireless, mobile, embedded systems.
Matthias Wählisch is head of the Internet Technologies research group. His research and teaching focus on efficient, reliable, and secure Internet communication. This includes the design and evaluation of networking protocols and architectures, as well as Internet measurements and analysis. He aims to transform solid research into practice to improve Internet-based communication.
Since 2011, Agnès Voisard has been professor for databases and information systems. Her research is mainly dealing with geographic information systems, location-based services, and event notification systems. In 1992, Agnès Voisard received her PhD from the University of Paris (Orsay)' and INRIA.
Before he joined the institute in 2003, Lutz Prechelt was CTO at abaXX Technology AG, Stuttgart. He represents the teaching areas Software Engineering and Socio-Technical Systems. His research interests revolve around the software development process, in particular agile methods and in
particular the human element. Another research interest is research quality meta-research. He is the founder of Review Quality Collector.
Claudia Müller-Birn founded the working group Human-Centered Computing (HCC) after moving from Carnegie Mellon University to the FU Berlin. With her interdisciplinary team, she researches distributed socio-technical knowledge systems and develops approaches for a synergetic collaboration between humans and machines. She is committed to open knowledge in research and society.
Prof. Dr. Marian Margraf
Prof. Dr. Margarita Esponda
Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke
Prof. Dr. Lars Gerhold
Prof. Dr. Tim Landgraf
Prof. Dr. Raul Rojas
Prof. Dr. Katinka Wolter
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wählisch
Prof. Dr. Agnès Voisard
Prof. Dr. Günter Rote
Prof. Dr. Lutz Prechelt
Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn