Bio 2017-12-04T15:55:46+00:00


Bela Gipp (Juniorprofessor Dr.-Ing.) leads the Information Science Group at the University of Konstanz, Germany. His research lies at the intersection of information science and data science, where he focuses on the retrieval, analysis, and visualization of large volumes of data. The implications of blockchain technology – for the benefit of both industry and society – is another research domain Bela is passionate about. Currently, he serves as a juror and the university partner for the world’s largest Blockchain Competition.

He earned a  Ph.D. (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from the University of Magdeburg, Germany, while completing most of his research abroad on a 4-year scholarship funded research appointment at the University of California Berkeley. While at UC Berkeley, he leveraged the proximity to the Silicon Valley to found the technology start-up SciPlore and co-found Docear. After his doctorate, he received postdoctoral research fellowships at U.C. Berkeley and at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo.

He obtained a scholarship by SIEMENS to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in England and China. As a young adult, he participated in Jugend Forscht, Germany’s largest youth science competition. He was honored by the German Chancellor and Federal President after winning 1st place in the state-level round three times in a row. Today, he supports the Jugend Forscht competition as a jury member.

He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, three books, and has filed several patents. He secured multiple research grants from both public and private sectors, including venture capital investments for his start-ups.

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, paragliding, skiing, and photography.


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Short CV

Since Feb. 2015
Juniorprofessor at the University of Konstanz, Germany
Head of the group „Information Science“

Postdoc, National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo

Postdoc, University of California (UC) Berkeley, USA

Invited Researcher (Scholarship) at UC Berkeley
School of Information & Department of Statistics

Jugend forscht

One of my Jugend Forscht projects was the development of an automated mobile emergency-call system, the GSM Guardian Angel, an idea, which will soon be adopted in Europe as a mandatory car safety standard “eCall” and is already in use in the US as “OnStar”. To read a recent press article discussing the system click here or visit our project website.

Award ceremony with the German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder

Award ceremony with the German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder for “outstanding scientific achievements” in Germany’s premier youth science competition “Jugend Forscht” in 2002.