About Us

Behind openHPI is a dedicated team of scientists, developers, engineers and project managers who are members of the Chair “Internet Technologies and Systems” at HPI, formerly led by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel.

Where We’ve Come From

openHPI benefits from our many years of research activities in the fields of e-learning/ teleteaching and the digital university, as well as social web. The result of this research is, in particular, the tele-TASK system, a tool for the production and delivery of educational content:

The tele-TASK system allows the inexpensive and simple dual-screen recording of lectures and their dissemination via a modern portal enriched with semantic search and social collaboration.

In the implementation of openHPI, we were able to draw on the knowledge and experiences gained from this tool and, at the same time, create new insights and a deeper understanding of learning processes in the social and mobile web, which flows back into our research.

Where We're Going

The openHPI Team, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, has designed an entirely new, even better platform for the offer of its interactive online courses. This platform is based on the experiences of openHPI’s first interactive online courses (MOOCS) and has been developed in collaboration with a large student team.

The service-oriented platform architecture allows the flexible integration of:

  • Innovative learning tools and virtual labs, such as gaming features or the Tele-Lab for Internet security,
  • Personal learning environments (e-portfolio systems) and social networks and
  • Content production workflows that have already proven highly valuable, in the tele-TASK portal.

Our Most Important Questions

In our openHPI research, the team focuses on the following questions:

  • Analytics: What conclusions can be drawn from the analysis of learner behavior and how can this be used to improve the online learning program?
  • Semantic and social web: What new semantic and social web technologies can be developed to support the understanding of and navigation in online learning materials?
  • Virtual learning labs: How can environments where learners interact with virtual IT systems be made more scalable for massive participation?
  • Gamification: How can the motivation of learners be increased through the functionality and design principles found in online gaming?
  • Innovative Learning Services: How can learning be supported in the heterogeneous contexts of where learners live and work?

Who We Are

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Project Lead openHPI, former HPI Director and CEO
  • Dipl.-Inf. Christian Willems, Head of openHPI
  • Dominic Sauer, M.Sc., Team Lead Development
  • Max Bothe, M.Sc., Research Associate
  • Mohamed Elhayany, M.Sc., Research Associate
  • Christiane Hagedorn, M.Sc., Research Associate
  • Sebastian Serth, M.Sc., Research Associate
  • Hendrik Steinbeck, M.Sc., Research Associate
  • Zuhra Sofyan, M.Sc., Research Associate
  • Dr. rer. nat. Max Thomas, Research Associate
  • Theresa Zobel, M.Sc., Research Associate
  • Christoph Blessing, B.Sc., Software Developer
  • Julia Casamitjana, M.Sc., Software Developer
  • Anna Costalonga, M.A., Software Developer
  • Peter Gillis, B.A., Software Developer
  • Karol Köhn, Software Developer
  • Nele Sina Noack, B.Sc., Software Developer
  • Jonathan Parmley, B.Sc., Software Developer
  • Janis Vaneylen, B.Sc., Software-Entwickler
  • Jan Graichen, M.Sc., Cloud Engineer
  • Navid Behboodian, Cloud Engineer
  • Matthias Wiesner, System Administrator
  • Ipsita Bhaduri, BDS, Research Associate
  • Partha Pratim Das, B.Eng., Research Associate
  • Maroua Filali, M.Sc., Research Associate
  • Siddhant Gadamsetti, B.Eng., Research Associate
  • Laura Schulz, M.Sc., Project Management/Key Account Management
  • Martin van Elten, M.A., Educational Offerings
  • Hans-Joachim Allgaier, M.A., Public Relations (Freelancer)
  • Dipl.-Inf. Matthias Bauer, tele-TASK Manager

openHPI Team

Many of Our HPI Students Work in the openHPI Team

Maximilian Paß, Florian Strehl, Paul Strohbach, Felix Treykorn, Sarah Vogels, Mathis Zscheischler

Master Theses on and at openHPI

We also offer the opportunity to write master's theses with us.

Former members of the openHPI project

The project was shaped by many committed and educationally enthusiastic staff members. Displayed here from the last farewell.

Vitaly Lyapunov, Selina Reinhard, Josef Pribbernow, Kira Grammel, Dr. Thomas Staubitz, Manisha Manaswini, Samir Nassar, Stefanie Schweiger, Adriana Rodriguez Contó, Olga Schesler, Matthias Schwenzer, Nina Bruns, Robert Conrad, Xin Huang, Alina Banse, Franz Liedke, Peter Baker, Elena Gensch, Alexander Sohn, Dr. Tobias Rohloff, Dr. Ralf Teusner, Alexander Feuser, Prashant Dangwal, Kamran Ali, Jennifer Weniger, Tiago Martins Araújo, Jost Götte, Felix Auringer, Olga Sening, Dr. Jan Renz, Ben-Noah Engelhaupt, Oliver Nordemann, Finn Klein, Udo Pigorsch, Simon-Pierre Krautkrämer, Sandro Speh, Caterina Mandel, Malte Swart, Matthias Wenzel, Jost Morgenstern, Erik Ziegler, Adrian Steppat, Jascha Beste, Simon Dietz, Jakob Mache, Taras Sylenko, Dr. Haojin Yang, Dr. Martin Malchow, Ahmed Shams, Ann Katrin Kuessner, Maximilian Jenders, Bjarne Sievers, Sebastian Kliem, Johannes Jasper, Jonas Müller, Mandy Klingbeil, Keven Richly, Daniel Moritz, Max Jendruk, Stefan Bunk, Elnaz Mazandarani, Dr. Michael Totschnig

Contact the openHPI Team

In the event of any questions, we welcome you to contact us via the helpdesk. You can also write us an email to info@openhpi.de.

This page was last changed at Wed, 27 Mar 2024 11:05:42 +0000.