Dr. Henrik Leopold

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Before joining the VU in February 2015, I held positions as an Assistant Professor at the WU Vienna (April 2014 – January 2015) and as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin (July 2013 – March 2014). In July 2013, I obtained a PhD degree (Dr. rer. pol.) in Information Systems from the Humboldt University of Berlin. For my thesis I 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.

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 the DAAD), and the University of Mannheim (September-November 2014). From May to June 2017, I joined the University of Mannheim as a visiting professor.

My research 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. I am 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. The results of my research have been published, among others, in the journals Data & Knowledge Engineering, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Information Systems.