Chair for Computer Science 6 (Data Management)


The Chair of Computer Science 6 (Data Management) was founded in 1979 by appointing Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wedekind.

After his retirement, Prof. Dr. Klaus Meyer-Wegener was appointed in 2001 as the new head. From October 2001 to May 4th, 2020, he has been the head of the Institute of Computer Science 6 (Data Management).
From May 2020 to March 2021 Prof. Dr. Richard Lenz has been provisionally heading the Institute of Computer Science 6.

Prof. Dr. Viktor Leis was appointed in April 2021. Until September 2022 he was the head of the Chair of Computer Science 6. Since then Prof. Dr. Richard Lenz is provisionally heading the chair again.

Since April 2007, the associated professorship is staffed with Prof. Dr. Richard Lenz. 2019 it has been moved in the independent professorship for Evolutionary Data Management.

The chair is engaged in research on the foundations of data management and the application-driven deployment of data-management technologies. We strive to immediately transfer our research results and developed concepts into industrial practice in the context of projects with partners from economy and public services. Both research and project activities together are important cornerstones of student education.

Database systems have been established as an indispensible tool for the fault-tolerant and consistent management of large datasets. There is a growing need to integrate huge datasets from heterogeneous, in particular external data sources into the data management of organisations ("Big Data"). This motivates application-oriented research in evolutionary information systems, schema inference, and data quality. As far as fundamental research is concerned, the chair works on technologies that accelerate the processing of database queries and on the functional enhancement with data-stream processing. Furthermore, it supports the various approaches to data management in the digital humanities and social sciences.


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