Erich J. Neuhold
Erich J. Neuhold received his M. S. in Electronics and his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1963 and 1967, respectively.
From 1963 to 1972 he was a research scientist at the IBM Corporation in Vienna and the USA. There he was working on program languages, translators, formal description techniques and operating systems. From 1972 to 1983 he was Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Application Software, at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research field included distributed database and information systems, formal description systems for presentation of complex software products as well as software engineering.
In the years 1983 and 1984 he was Director of the Information Management Laboratory and later of the Systems Software Laboratory at Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, USA. There he also worked in the areas of distributed operation systems and communication systems.
From 1984 to 1986 he was Professor of Computer Science, Technical University of Vienna, Institute for Applied Informatics and Systems Analysis. His work included distributed databases, knowledge-based systems and object-oriented approaches in these fields.
In 1986 he became Director of the Institute for Integrated Publication and Information Systems (IPSI) in Darmstadt, Germany (a former Institute of the German National Research Center for Information Technology - GMD, since July 2001 a Fraunhofer Institute). He is a member of many professional societies, an IEEE senior member, and currently holds the chairs of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Data Engineering.
Since 1989 he is also Professor of Computer Science, Integrated Publication and Information Systems, at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.
He was retired by March 31, 2005, as Director of IPSI.
His primary research and development interests are in heterogeneous multimedia database systems in Peer-to-Peer and GRID environments of WEB technologies and persistent information and knowledge repositories (XML, RDF, …..) and content engineering. In content engineering special emphasis is given to all technological aspects of the publishing value chain that arise for digital products in the WEB context. Search, access and delivery includes semantic based retrieval of multimedia documents.
He also guides research and development in user interfaces including virtual reality concepts for information visualization, computer supported cooperative work, ambient intelligence, mobile and wireless technology, security in the WEB and applications like e-learning, e-commerce, e-culture and e-government.
Main Research Interests:
- heterogeneous interoperable database systems
- object-oriented multimedia knowledge bases
- intelligent information retrieval
- user interfaces including virtual reality concepts for information
- computer supported cooperative work
- virtual meetings and conference