Volker Ahlers – CV

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2017-11-16

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Personal Details

Prof. Dr. Volker Ahlers
Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty IV, Department of Computer Science
Ricklinger Stadtweg 120
30459 Hannover
Germany

Email: volker.ahlers (at) hs-hannover.de
Tel: +49 511 9296 1814
Fax: +49 511 9296 991814

Born 1971 in Bremen, Germany

Employment

Since 2005-09
Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Professor of simulation and mathematics

2004-02 to 2005-08
Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
Research associate at Department of Prosthodontics; collaboration with Unigraphics Solutions GmbH, Köln (now Siemens PLM Software)

Since 2003
Part-time freelance software developer and scientific consultant

2001-11 to 2004-01
WiSenT GmbH, Potsdam
Research associate

1998-10 to 2001-10
University of Potsdam
Research assistant at Institute of Physics and Astronomy; collaboration with National Institute of Applied Optics (INOA), Firenze, Italy

1995-04 to 1995-09, 1996-10 to 1998-09
Georg August University Göttingen
Student assistant at Institute of History of Science, Hilbert Edition

1995-07 to 1995-09, 1996-08 to 1996-09
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Göttingen
Student assistant at Institute of Aeroelasticity

1991-08 to 1992-10
Werkstätten für Behinderte gGmbH, Aurich
Alternative civilian service (Zivildienst) at Erlebachhaus Esens (home for people with disabilities)

Education

1998-10 to 2001-10
University of Potsdam
Graduate studies of physics (degree Dr. rer. nat., equivalent of Ph.D.)

1992-10 to 1998-09
Georg August University Göttingen
Studies of physics (degree Dipl.-Phys., equivalent of M.Sc.);
study year abroad at University of Edinburgh, UK (1995/96)

Further Education

2015-03 to 2015-12
Hannover Medical School
Hochschulübergreifende Weiterbildung (HüW)
Executive training for university administration, FKE certificate (Führungskräfteentwicklung, 7 seminars à 2 days)

2011-05 to 2012-03
Technical University Braunschweig
Kompetenzzentrum Hochschuldidaktik für Niedersachsen (KHN)
Further training in media competence for university teaching, campuseducation certificate (3 seminars à 1 day)

2005-12 to 2009-06
Technical University Braunschweig
Kompetenzzentrum Hochschuldidaktik für Niedersachsen (KHN)
Further training in university didactics, WindH certificate (Weiterbildung in der Hochschullehre, 15 seminars à 1 to 2 days)

Visiting Appointments

2017-05
Hiroshima City University, Japan
Erasmus+ teaching assignment at Faculty of Information Sciences (1 week)

2008-05, 2009-05
Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
Erasmus teaching assignment at School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics (1 week each)

2007-08 to 2010-08
King's College London, UK
Visiting professor at School of Medicine, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics (visits: 2007-08, 2007-12, 2008-08, 2008-12, 2009-07, approx. 1 week each)

2005-05 to 2005-07
Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Teaching assignment at Department of Computer Science

Grants and Awards

2017 to 2020
BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
Untersuchungs-, Simulations- und Evaluations-Tool für Urbane Logistik (USEfUL)
With C. von Viebahn, L.-O. Gusig, A. Koschel (Hochschule Hannover), Landeshauptstadt Hannover, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Technische Universität Braunschweig, and industry partners
Grant no. 03SF0547D (programme Zukunftsstadt)

2013 to 2018
MWK (Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture) and VolkswagenStiftung (Volkswagen Foundation)
Skalierbarkeit mobiler mikro-BHKW
With L.-O. Gusig, M. Grotjahn, H. Hepp, A. Huck, A. Koschel, U. Todsen (Hochschule Hannover), Ostfalia Hochschule Wolfsburg, and industry partners
Grant no. VWZN2891 (programme FSP)

2012 to 2015
BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
Visualisierung der Sicherheit mobiler IT-Infrastrukturen auf der Basis von Metadaten (VisITMeta)
With J. von Helden (Hochschule Hannover) and industry partners
Grant no. 17PNT032 (programme ProfilNT)

2009 to 2011
BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
Dynamische Visualisierung und Simulation von Nutzerströmen in natürlichsprachlichen Dialogsystemen (ViSiNuS)
With Linnaeus University Växjö, Sweden, and industry partner
Grant no. 17N2809 (programme IngenieurNachwuchs)

2008 to 2009
Industry collaboration (private funding)
Qualitative und Quantitative Visualisierung von sprachautomatisierten Dialogprozessen
With industry partner

2007 to 2009
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and British Council
Development and application of new analysis and visualisation tools for large-scale biological and biomedical data (BioGranat)
With T. Schlitt (King's College London, UK)
Grant no. D/07/09921 and ARC 1297 (programme PPP-ARC)

Since 2007-04
Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou, PR China
Honorary professor

Professional Functions

Reviewer for academic journals PLOS ONE and Bioinformatics

Reviewer for FBTI (Fachbereichstag Informatik): best thesis award

Reviewer for AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance): accreditation of study programmes

Co-chair of conference Norddeutsches Kolloquium für Informatik an Fachhochschulen (NKIF 2015), Hannover, 28 to 30 May 2015

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin – University of Applied Sciences
Head of peer group (advisory board) of women's degree course B.Sc. Informatik und Wirtschaft (since 2014)

Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Administrative functions
– Senate (deputy member)
– Senate commission for transparency and ethics (deputy member)
– Faculty council (deputy member)
– Departmental commission for study affairs (member)
– Departmental examination board (past member)
– Dean of studies (Studiendekan, 2015 to 2017)
– Departmental international coordinator (2007 to 2015)

Fördergemeinschaft und Alumni-Vereinigung der Fakultät IV – Wirtschaft und Informatik in der Hochschule Hannover – FAWuI e.V.
Managing director (Geschäftsführer) of sponsoring association

Memberships and Affiliations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)

Research cluster Smart Data Analytics (Hochschule Hannover), member

Institute for Construction Elements, Mechatronics, and Electromobility (IKME, Hochschule Hannover), associated member