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Department of Computer Science
Address: Martensstraße 1 - 3, 91058 Erlangen

The "Department of Computer Sciences" was founded in 1966 under the name "Institute of Mathematical Machines and Data-Processing" as part of the newly founded Faculty of Engineering Sciences, making it one of the oldest of its kind. Since 1972 the department has been growing continually so that it now comprises twelve sub-departments and a research group in cooperation with the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences. Six of the sub-departments are housed in the "Wolfgang-Händler-Building", named after Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c.mult. Wolfgang Händler, holder of the first chair of Computer Science in Erlangen and founder of the department.


The first courses in computer science, allowing the students to eventually graduate with a German diploma, were held in the winter term 1996/70. In 1997, due to an initiative of the Department of Computer Science, courses in "Computational Engineering" were added, with lectures held in English and graduation with a Master degree. In the year 2000 it was turned into a bilingual Bachelor-Master-Program. Since 2003 the department has also been sharing responsibilities with the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology for the new course of study in "Information and Communication Technology". A special course of studies for future computer science teachers for all kind of schools also started in the winter term 2003/04.
Information about the lectures offered at the moment can be found in the UnivIS information system.

Focus of research

Main areas of research are:

  • Analysis and Synthesis of Graphics Data

  • Knowledge and Data Management

  • Communication and Distributed Systems

  • Embedded Systems

  • Medical Technology

  • Modeling and Simulation

  • Traffic System Control and Traffic Planning

The Department of Computer Science is a partner in the following research co-operations:

  • KONWIHR Competence Network for Technical, Scientific High Performance Computing in Bavaria

  • FORSIP Bavarian Research Corporation for Situated, Individualized and Personalized Human-Computer Interaction

At the moment institutes of the Department of Computer Science participate in the following collaborative research centers and networks of excellence:

  • SFB 376 Massively Parallel Computing: Algorithms, Design Methods, Applications

  • SFB 396 Robust, Shortened Process Sequences for Sheet Light Weight Parts

  • SFB 539 Glaucomas Including Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome (PEX)

  • SFB 603 Model-Based Analysis and Visualization of Complex Scenes and Sensor Data

  • SFB 614 Self-Optimizing Concepts and Structures in Mechanical Engineering

  • SPP 1148 Reconfigurable Computing

Furthermore, sub-departments are involved in two graduate research centers:

  • GK 244 3D Image Analysis and Synthesis

  • GK 633 Interdisciplinary Design of reliable Multitechnology-Systems

Publication series

Work reports of the Department of Computer Science, ISSN 0344-3515

Executive board of management
Prof. Dr. Dominique Schröder

Managing Director
Dr. Christian Brosch

Assistant to the management
Dipl.-Inf. Isabella Frieser

Board of management
Dr.-Ing. Frank Bauer
Prof. Dr. Marc-Pascal Berges
Dr. Christian Brosch
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Fey
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard German
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Günther
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Kapitza
Prof. Dr. Oliver Keszöcze
Dr.-Ing. Vanessa Klein
Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Kleinöder
Prof. Dr. Michael Kohlhase
Prof. Dr. Richard Lenz
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Maier
Prof. Dr. Christoph Pflaum
Prof. Dr. Michael Philippsen
Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, MBA
PD Dr.-Ing. Christian Riess
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüde
Prof. Dr. Dominique Schröder
Prof. Dr. Lutz Schröder
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Stamminger
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rolf Wanka
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wellein
Prof. Dr. Tim Weyrich

service center computer science
Dr. Christian Götz


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