OnTheMove Academy Dean
Professor, University of Vienna
Erich Neuhold is Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna and at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Darmstadt University of Technology. Until 2005 he was also Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Publication and Information Systems (IPSI) in Darmstadt. Earlier he has been Professor at the University of Stuttgart and the Technical University of Vienna and he has also worked in research and management positions for IBM and Hewlett Packard both in Europe and the USA.
His areas of expertise include distributed databases, object-oriented databases, databases for the internet (e.g. unstructured, semi-structured and structured), information retrieval, information visualization, workflow and business processes and their applications in digital libraries, cultural heritage, e-science, e-commerce, and e-government.
He has published four books and about 200 papers. His work has appeared, among others, in the VLDB Journal, Information Systems, Acta Informatica and in many conferences as, for example, VLDB, ICDE, MMDB, ADL, DL, IRC, CAiSE, EC-Web, EURASIA etc. He has served in all capacities on many conference committees and was PC Chair and General Chair, among others, of VLDB, ICDE, OTM, WISE, SAINT, JCDL and ECDL.
He was Chair of the IEEE TCDE and IEEE TCDL and was member and Chair of the ICDE Steering Committee and he is currently Chair of the JCDL Steering Committee.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, USA and the Gesellschaft für Informatik, Germany and has received many other honors.
He is currently Dean of the OTM Academy but has created and has been involved in a number of other PhD workshops in the past. He considers those efforts to be highly beneficial for the students presenting, but also the students in attendance. The benefits go beyond the usual Seminars offered inside of University curricula, as a number of senior person will be present for suggestions and comments, as opposed to a single ‘advisor’ in a University setting.