Prof. Dr.
Henrik Leopold

Assistant Professor for Data Science and Business Intelligence

Henrik Leopold is Assistant Professor for Data Science and Business Intelligence. Before joining KLU in February 2019, he held positions as Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2015 to 2019) and WU Vienna (2014 to 2015). In 2013, he obtained his PhD degree (Dr. rer. pol.) in Information Systems from the Humboldt University of Berlin. For his thesis he received the TARGION Dissertation Award 2014 for the best doctoral thesis in the field of Information Management and the runner-up of the McKinsey Business Technology Award 2013.

In his research, Henrik Leopold is mainly concerned with the interplay between information systems and business processes. Such business processes can range from manufacturing a car to delivering a medical service to a patient. He is particularly interested in how to leverage technology from the field of artificial intelligence (such as machine learning and natural language processing) to analyze and support the execution of business processes. Outcomes of his research range from techniques for the automated analysis of process model collections to novel process mining techniques.  The results of his research have been published, among others, in the journals IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Decision Support Systems, and Information Systems.

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Selected Publications

Academic Positions

since 2018Assistant Professor of Data Science and Business Intelligence, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2015-2018Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) + Tenured Assistant Professor (2018) at Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014-2015Visiting Researcher at University of Mannheim, Chair of Artificial Intelligence, Mannheim, Germany
2014-2015Assistant Professor at Institute for Information Business, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
2012Research Visit at UNIRIO, Department of Applied Informatics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011-2014Research Assistant at Institute of Information Systems, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany


2013Ph.D. Information Systems (Dr. rer. pol. (summa cum laude)), Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
2010M.Sc. Information Systems, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
2008B.Sc. Information Systems, Berlin School of Economics and Law (Dual study program), Germany