Dr. Henrik Leopold

My name is Henrik Leopold and I am an Assistant Professor in Business Informatics at the Department of Computer Science of VU University Amsterdam. I received a PhD degree (Dr. rer. pol.) as well as a master degree in information systems from the Humboldt University Berlin and a bachelor degree in information systems from the Berlin School of Economics. Before my graduation I worked for several departments of the pharmaceutical division of Bayer in Germany and the USA. In July 2013 I completed my doctoral thesis on Natural Language in Business Process Models. It received the TARGION Dissertation Award for the best doctoral thesis in the field of Information Management between 2012 and 2014 and the runner-up of the McKinsey Business Technology Award 2013. From July 2013 to March 2014 I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Humboldt University Berlin. Afterwards, I joined WU Vienna as an Assistant Professor from April 2014 to January 2015. I have been a visiting researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology (April-July 2010), the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (March-April 2012, funded by DAAD), and the University of Mannheim (September-November 2014 and May 2017). My current research interests relate to the combination of business process analysis and Natural Language Processing technology, process compliance analysis, and process matching. The results of my research have been published, among others, inĀ Data & Knowledge Engineering, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Software, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, the Journal of Systems and Software, and Information Systems. Since 2011 I am a board member of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice.