Research Associate

Educational Engineering Lab
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Andreasstrasse 15
CH - 8050 Zurich

Location: AND 2.42
Phone: +41 - (0)44 635 43 24
Fax: +41 - (0)44 635 68 54
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Research Interests & Projects

The increase of complexity is one of the greatest challenges in the high-tech age in general, and especially in computer science. Highly complex dynamics of non-linear networks must be considered for all developments in organizational and sociological contexts. Thus, system theory and related fields such as concepts of chaos, self-organisation, and constructivism are used to develop new strategies to manage projects launching information and communication technology (ICT projects).

Ecological Management of ICT Projects

Since the social environment of ICT projects plays an crucial role in the development process, this research project develops the theoretical and methodological backgrounds in order to deal in a systemic way with the difference between an ICT project and its environment. Based on new concepts in systems theory, we are developing methods like ecological analysis of ICT project stakeholders and of potential problems. The goal is to enhance the Lead of complex ICT projects with appropriate interventional methods.

Management of Innovative ICT Projects Teams

ICT Project Teams are the most important resource in the development of ICT projects. These teams form the future of an enterprise. The innovative nature of this task often requires structures, processes and cultures in the project that form a difference to the rest of the enterprise. This project addresses these issues and develops methods for establishing, constituting, leading and disolving these teams.

Activities outside the EELab

Founder of the consulting firm "Knowledge for Learning Enterprises" (Wissen für lernende Unternehmen) in Mittelalbis 463, CH-8915 Hausen a. A., Tel. +41-1-764 23 00, Fax +41-1-764 23 03.

Consulting activities with focus on coaching of ICT projects, whole departments, and individuals with firms like Zurich Insurance, Credit Suisse, and Unisys.

Curriculum Vitae

  Date of Birth: April 6, 1955 in Chur, Switzerland, one daughter Lea Lorene and one son Linus Alexander
Since 1997 Head of the Continuing Education Program »People Information Technology Organisations« at Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Since 1993 Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich, Switzerland
1988 – 1993 Research Associate with the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich, Switzerland
1981 – 1988 IT-Project Leader and Coordinator between IT and Business at Elekrowatt AG and Credit Suisse, Zurich
1975 – 1981 Studies of Economics at the Universities of Neuchâtel and Zurich, Switzerland

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