Prof. Sunyaev appointed as spokesperson of Department of Information Systems of the German Informatics Society

(01.05.22) Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev (head of the research group Critical Information Infrastructure (cii), at the Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)) will take over the leadership of the Department of Information Systems (GI FB-WI) of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik) on May 1, 2022.

He extends a dynasty of KIT professors who have served as spokespersons of FB-WI before. Already in 1978, the department was headed by a representative of KIT with Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Peter Lockemann. Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis and Prof. Dr. Christof Weinhardt, among others, followed as department spokesmen, showing a strong presence of KIT in general and the AIFB in particular, which is now continued by Prof. Sunyaev.

Prof. Dr. Agnes Koschmider from Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, who received her PhD at AIFB in 2007 under Prof. Oberweis, will assist Prof. Sunyaev as co-spokesperson for the time of spokesmanship. We would like to thank the previous spokesperson Prof. Thomas and hope for a continued close collaboration. For more information and membership information, please visit the department page at (only in german at the moment)