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Elekes, Ábel

 

Elekes, Ábel

Elekes Ábel is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Klemens Böhm at the Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Before joining the Karlsruhe School of Services, he earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mathematics at the Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest. His work is mainly focused on improving already existing outlier searching techniques in big datasets. Also creating a novel framework, which would help researchers to understand their problems from a data science perspective, is part of his future plans.


Fleig, Christian

Christian Fleig is a PhD candidate at the chair of Information Systems & Service Design led by Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Christian received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (“BWL”) from the University of Mannheim and Manchester in 2014. He graduated from Goethe-University Frankfurt in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance). Owed to the massive organisational challenges stemming from the requirement for entities in the private sector to adopt state-of-the-art real-time information systems (RITS), Christian devotes his research efforts to the implementation of RTIS in small and medium-sized companies to help these organisations keep pace with the evolution of information systems landscapes. In addition to his scientific endeavours, Christian works as an inhouse consultant in an IT-Service department of a leading German manufacturer of household appliances and related components to supplement his academic work with practical insights.


  Gnewuch, Ulrich

Ulrich Gnewuch is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche in the Information Systems & Service Design (ISSD) research group at the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM). Before starting his PhD at KIT, he earned a bachelor's and master's degree in Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim. His research focuses on human-computer interaction (HCI) in digital service systems using a design science approach. He is especially interested in the design of conversational agents.


Friemel, Celina

Celina Friemel is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche at the Institute of Information Systems & Service Design (ISSD). Before starting her PhD at KIT, she completed a B.A. in Cultural Studies and a MSc. in Management with a focus on Information Systems at the University of Mannheim. At ISSD, her research focus in on the design of intelligent interactive systems. One of her current research projects aims at integrating human values into interactive systems in the context of Internet-based services.


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Notheisen, Benedikt

Benedikt Notheisen is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Weinhardt at the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM). Before joining the Karlsruhe School of Services, he earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His research centers on empirical and behavioral finance and focusses on the way technological innovations and emergent information and communication technologies influence the characteristics of financial markets and the behavior of market participants. As part of the cooperation between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Börse Stuttgart, he works as an external consultant for the Börse Stuttgart. The goal of this cooperation is to facilitate the exchange between academic research and industrial practice.

 



Ocker, Fabian

Fabian Ocker holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In his master thesis he analyzed the German balancing power market with the help of a game-theoretic approach.

In his current research, Fabian Ocker focuses on the design and incentive structure of existing and upcoming energy markets that are organized within an auction. He is especially interested in the market consequences of the increasing amount of energy production by renewable energies.



Erik, Pescara

Erik Pescara is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Michael Beigl at the TECO research group at the Institute of Telematics (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT). Before starting his PhD, he completed his MSc. in Information Engineering and Management at KIT with a focus on analytics and human computer interaction (HCI). In his Master thesis, he developed and evaluated a wrist-worn sensing device for tactile perception of vertical velocity in 3D-space. His research focus is Human-Computer Interaction and integrating data analytics techniques into tactile information service systems.


  Christian Peukert

Christian Peukert is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Weinhardt at the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM) in the department for Digital Experience and Participation. Before starting his PhD, he earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His general research focus is on consumer behavior in the virtual reality. In particular, he centers on the application of virtual reality technology for creating shopping environments. In his work, he analyses and compares behavior in different shopping environments including common online shops, physical stores, and especially stores in a virtual reality.



Schubert, Richard

Richard Schubert is an incoming PhD candidate at the Institute of Finance, Banking, and Insurance under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Martin E. Ruckes. Before joining the Karlsruhe School of Services he studied at the University of Technology in Ilmenau, Germany, where he received his master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. His master thesis focused on credit risk transfer in the form of asset securitization and credit derivatives with associated agency-theoretical problems and incentive structures. Richard commences his doctoral studies in September 2015.


Gabriela Suntaxi
Suntaxi, Gabriela

Gabriela Suntaxi is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Klemens Böhm at the Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Before she started her doctoral studies, she studied Information Technology in System Security and obtained her master’s degree at Macquarie University, Australia. Her studies were supported by the Ecuadorian government. Her research interests include privacy preserving, query processing and access control models in outsourced databases.



Taghizadeh, Saeed

Saeed Taghizadeh is a PhD student of computer science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Program structures and Data Organization. He started studying electrical and computer engineering at university of Tehran in 2008 and graduated in 2013. He continued his master in computer engineering, algorithms and computation in University of Tehran and graduated in 2014 as top ranked student among all the students. Since then, he has been working on a variety of different database systems line areas under supervision of professor Klemens Boehm. Energy efficient query processing in wireless sensor networks is currently one of the main topics that Taghizadeh started some related projects at IPD. Profuse interest in mathematics leads Taghizadeh to pass the research road by the help of theoretical and practical frameworks like machine learning, big data analytics and database systems.



Toreini, Peyman

Peyman Toreini is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche at the Institute of Information Systems & Service Design (ISSD) and Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI). Before starting his PhD at KIT, he completed a MSc. in Media Informatics offered by RWTH Aachen University with a focus on recommender systems and social network analysis. In ISSD, he is working on Designing Business Intelligent and Analytics systems and KPMG Business Intelligence & Analytics Lab (BIAL) project. His research focus is Designing Interactive Analytical Systems by integrating Analytics and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) techniques to design context-aware interactive BI&A systems.