About us Innovations arise at the interfaces of disciplines

Research and teaching at the Cybernetics Lab represents consistent interdisciplinarity and cybernetic research methods since four decades. As an interdisciplinary research association, it is an institute of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University. The Institute for Information Management in Mechanical Engineering (IMA) with its integrated approach to information and knowledge management is supplemented by the methods of the An-Institute for Business Cybernetics e.V. (IfU).

Interdisciplinarity is not a strategy but our way of thinking

The main areas of research of the information management  section are data analysis, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence in the context of industrial big data, in applied machine learning and in the interaction of complex systems in mobile (intra-)logistics.

The research fields with focus on knowledge management arise from the socio-technical implementation of these core areas: the management of the digital transformation taking into account the dimensions of man, organization and technology, the research of information and communication technologies of hybrid systems as well as the optimization of engineering education.

We are drivers of innovation, research partners and trainers for young academics. We look forward to cooperating with you: in publicly funded projects (DFG, EU, BMBF, AIF and more), bilateral industry research or through services and expertise (for example, consulting, preparation of studies, conception and moderation of organizational processes).

The Cybernetics Lab is lead by Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann as acting director and his deputies apl.-Prof. Dr. habil. Ingrid Isenhardt and Dr. rer. nat. Frank Hees.

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Information Management

Chair of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering

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Knowledge Management

Chair of Knowledge Management in Mechanical Engineering

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Assoc. Institute for Management Cybernetics e.V.

Management Board

  • apl.-Prof. Dr. habil.
    Ingrid Isenhardt
    1. Stellvertretende Direktorin
  • Dr. rer. nat.
    Frank Hees
    2. Stellvertretender Direktor
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing.
    Tobias Meisen
    Geschäftsführer
  • Dr. phil.
    Max Haberstroh
    Geschäftsführer
  • Dr. rer. nat.
    René Vossen
    Geschäftsführer
  • apl.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
    Sabina Jeschke
    Senior Advisor
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. em.
    Klaus Henning
    Senior Advisor
  • Bahoz Abbas
  • Anas Abdelrazeq
  • Susanne Alves
  • Marco Becker
  • Chadi Bejjani
  • Jan Bierotte
  • Jan Bitter
  • Ralitza Bliznakov
  • Esther Borowski
  • Pia Bresenitz
  • Sarah Bujarski
  • Andreas Burgdorf
  • Claudia Capellmann
  • Kurt Capellmann
  • Lea Daling
  • Stephan Delhey
  • Gergana Deppe
  • Maike Diesburg
  • Philipp Ennen
  • Alexia Fenollar Solvay
  • Marion Funken
  • Erman Gözü
  • Kerstin Groß
  • Sarah Güsken
  • Max Haberstroh
  • Julius Haring
  • Marc Haßler
  • Marvin Heckroth
  • Frank Hees
  • Moritz Hellenbrandt
  • Christoph Henke
  • Klaus Henning
  • Max Hoffmann
  • Kathrin Hohlbaum
  • Carola Hoppe
  • Gesa Horn
  • Ingrid Isenhardt
  • Christina Jansen
  • Daniela Janßen
  • Sabina Jeschke
  • Alexander Kesler
  • Andreas Kirmse
  • Christian Kohlschein
  • Vadim Kraus
  • Tristan Langer
  • Markus Leisten
  • Feifei Li
  • Johannes Lipp
  • Daniel Lütticke
  • Nicolai Mathar
  • Tobias Meisen
  • Sonja Mertens
  • Richard Meyes
  • Sarah Müller-Abdelrazeq
  • Nicole Nelißen
  • Quang Ha Ngo
  • Katrin Ohmen
  • Thomas Otte
  • Alexander Paulus
  • Jannik Peters
  • Laura Platte
  • Lana Plumanns
  • André Pomp
  • Andres Posada
  • Petra Rogic
  • Vladimir Samsonov
  • Christian Scheiderer
  • Nina Schiffeler
  • Sebastian Schiller
  • Ralf Schmitz
  • Katja Schneider
  • Kathrin Schönefeld
  • Sebastian Schönitz
  • Stefan Schröder
  • Thorsten Sommer
  • Walter Spanjersberg
  • Valerie Stehling
  • Hasan Tercan
  • Julia Theissen
  • René Vossen
  • Nadine Voßen
  • Margit Werden
  • Johanna Werz
  • Sebastian Zachow
  • Haoming Zhang
  • Yun Zheng
  • Muhamed Abuaffan
  • Carolin Ackermann
  • Philipp Adis
  • Kathrin Adler
  • Archana Alva
  • Alexander Aschenbrenner
  • Lukas Bahr
  • Maren Baur
  • Jan Birmans
  • German Bluvstein
  • Lea Bouché
  • Khalil Boussetta
  • Matthias Bruns
  • Jakob Büch
  • Felix Burkhard
  • Yung-Yuan Chen
  • Andrea Ciecior
  • Omar Daouk
  • Carsten Demming
  • Johanna Donauer
  • Christopher Eck
  • Sascha Eiteneuer
  • Kemal Erki
  • Yannick Fleischmann
  • Aymen Gannouni
  • Chenghe Gao
  • Christopher Gebauer
  • Sarah Grewe
  • Magnus Groß
  • Alexandro Guajardo
  • Yasemin Gülez
  • Neelu Gurung
  • Kinan Halloum
  • Sophie Hallstedt
  • Bernd Hankammer
  • Christoph Hansen
  • David Hashem
  • Philip Heger
  • Tim Heß
  • Jan Hoffbauer
  • Nico Janikowski
  • David Jütte
  • Valeriia Kaliupanova
  • Anne Kerschgens
  • Nele Kistner-Bahr
  • Jan Klingenstein
  • Daniel Klischies
  • Daniel Klober
  • Ronja Köberlein
  • Ekaterina Kokoulina
  • Arno Werner König
  • Justin Krause
  • Hanna Kurpiers
  • Kai Lagemann
  • Peter Lillian
  • Melanie Lu
  • Sezin Maden
  • Yordan Manolov
  • David Meier
  • Sarah Mohammadian
  • Alexander Nasuta
  • Helene Nguyen
  • Niklas Nolting
  • Alla Novosad
  • Lukas Ostendorf
  • Emma Pabich
  • Kunal Pal
  • Mirela Peskovic
  • Anna Peter
  • Stefan Pillen
  • Jan Priesmann
  • Aleksandra Pusica
  • Miriam Redder
  • Vincentius Renaldi
  • Kim Röder
  • Lara Roesch
  • Matthias Rozanski
  • Saskia Schäfer
  • Fabian Scheidt
  • Arian Schischkowski
  • Michael Schlicht
  • Marc Schmelcher
  • Dana Schmidt
  • Daniel Schruff
  • Daniel Schuster
  • Benedikt Schütz
  • Martin Schwarzbach
  • Christian Schwier
  • Judith Steinfeld
  • Thomas Szpejewski
  • Carolina Tesarczyk
  • Henrik Thillmann
  • Susanne Urhahn
  • Paul Varney
  • Benedikt Völker
  • Anja Zellekens
  • Michael Zhao

Employees

115

Student Co-workers

16 + 10

Technical and Administrative Staff (including Azubis)

64

Scientists

Disciplines

29%

Natural Sciences

Naturwissenschaften
34%

Engineering

Ingenieurswissenschaften
29%

Humanities

Geisteswissenschaften
8%

Economics

Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Progressive since 1974

IMA/ZLW & IfU becomes the Cybernetics LAb IMA & IfU. The interdisciplinary research continues to focus on knowledge and information management and corporate cybernetics.

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Within the field of production engineering, the analysis of industrial big data is gaining importance and is being established as stand alone research group. Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sabina Jeschke is appointed by the Deutsche Bahn as the board member for digitization and technology.

Junior Professor. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Meisen takes over the junior professorship "Interoperability of Simulations in Mechanical Engineering".