Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche

Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM)
    Kaiserstraße 89
    76133 Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche is a full professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. He heads the research group “Information Systems & Service Design” (ISSD) at the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM).

Alexander Maedche received a Diplom degree in industrial engineering & management (computer science / operations research) in 1999 and a Dr. rer. pol.  in 2001 from the University of Karlsruhe (TH). He worked as research group lead and Research Center Computer Science (FZI) in Karlsruhe since 2003. In the time frame of 2003-2009, he has worked in industry at Bosch and SAP in managerial positions in the fields of corporate IT management (business intelligence competence center) and enterprise software product development. Alexander Maedche became full professor and Chair of Information Systems at the University of Mannheim in their year 2009. In the year 2015 he accepted the call to KIT. 

His work is positioned at the intersection of Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Specifically, his research is focused on designing interactive intelligent systems. Current research topics include Human-AI Interaction, Cognitive Interaction Technologies, Physiological Computing Systems, Interactive Business Intelligence & Analytics Systems, and Interactive Systems Engineering. His work has been published in leading international information systems and computer science journals such as the Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), Information & Software Technology (IST), Computers & Human Behavior (CHB), International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS), IEEE Intelligent Systems, VLDB Journal, and AI Magazine.  An overview of all publications of Prof. Mädche and his research group is available here.

Alexander Maedche is senior editor of the Journal of Association of Information Systems (JAIS) and department editor “Human-Computer Interaction and Social Computing“ of the Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) journal. He also serves in various roles supporting international research conferences, e.g. as track chair of ICIS 2018 or co-organizer of DESRIST 2017. An overview on his community engagement is available here.

He actively promotes the delivery of digital innovations and transferring state-of-the-art knowledge to practice and society. He is co-founder of two non-profit organizations Usability and User Experience in Germany (UIG) e.V. and e.V.  Further information is available here.


Tabular Resume

1994 – 1999

University of Karlsruhe (TH) – Industrial Engineering & Management - Computer Science / Operations Research (Diploma), 

1999 - 2001

University of Karlsruhe (TH) – Dr. rer. pol., Topic "Ontology Learning for the Semantic Web“

2001 - 2003

Research Center Computer Science (FZI) – Department Manager Research Group Knowledge Management

2003 - 2006

Bosch Group – Department Manager Business Intelligence in Corporate Sector Information Technologies

2006 - 2009

SAP AG – Vice President Product Management User Interaction/ Productivity in Technology & Innovation Group

2009 - 2015

University of Mannheim – Full Professor and Chair of Information Systems, Business School

2010 - 2015

Mannheim Business School gGmbH – Academic Director Mannheim & Tongji Executive MBA

2011 - 2016

University of Mannheim – Managing Director, Institute for Enterprise Systems (InES)

2015 - 2021 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - Director at Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI)
2016 - 2021 Dean of Studies "Information Systems" (B.Sc. / M.Sc.), Department of Economics and Management 
2018 - 2021 Program Director "Information Systems Engineering & Management" (Part-Time M.Sc.), Hector Technology Business School
Since 2015 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - Full Professor, Head of Research Group Information Systems and Service Design, Spokesperson of the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM), Department of Economics and Management