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 Assoc. Institute for Management 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

  • Prof. Dr. phil.
    Ingrid Isenhardt
    1. Stellvertretende Direktorin
  • Dr. rer. nat.
    Frank Hees
    2. Stellvertretender Direktor
  • Dr. rer. nat.
    René Vossen
    Geschäftsführer
  • Dipl.-Inform.
    Christian Kohlschein
    Geschäftsführer
    • Anas Abdelrazeq
    • Susanne Alves
    • Marco Becker
    • Pia Benmoussa (geb.Bresenitz)
    • Jan Bierotte
    • Jan Bitter
    • Esther Borowski
    • Andreas Burgdorf
    • Claudia Capellmann
    • Kurt Capellmann
    • Lea Daling
    • Gergana Deppe
    • Maike Diesburg
    • Philipp Ennen
    • Chrismarie Enslin
    • Alexia Fenollar Solvay
    • Erman Gözü
    • Kerstin Groß
    • Sarah Güsken
    • Matthias Hansen
    • Marc Haßler
    • Marvin Heckroth
    • Frank Hees
    • Christoph Henke
    • Max Hoffmann
    • Kathrin Hohlbaum
    • Carola Hoppe
    • Gesa Horn
    • Ingrid Isenhardt
    • Christina Jansen
    • Daniela Janßen
    • Marco Kemmerling
    • Alexander Kesler
    • Andreas Kirmse
    • Christian Kohlschein
    • Vadim Kraus
    • Kai Lagemann
    • Tristan Langer
    • Feifei Li
    • Johannes Lipp
    • Daniel Lütticke
    • Nicolai Mathar
    • Sonja Mertens
    • Atul Mohan
    • David Müller
    • Sarah Müller-Abdelrazeq
    • Nicole Nelißen
    • Andreas Neubauer
    • Quang Ha Ngo
    • Katrin Ohmen
    • Thomas Otte
    • Kunal Pal
    • Alexander Paulus
    • Jannik Peters
    • Laura Platte
    • Lana Plumanns
    • André Pomp
    • Andres Posada
    • Petra Rogic
    • Vladimir Samsonov
    • Christian Scheiderer
    • Nina Schiffeler
    • Ralf Schmitz
    • Kathrin Schönefeld
    • Sebastian Schönitz
    • Felix Szimtenings
    • Julia Theissen
    • Valerie Varney (geb. Stehling)
    • René Vossen
    • Nadine Voßen
    • Margit Werden
    • Johanna Werz
    • Sebastian Zachow
    • Haoming Zhang
    • Yun Zheng
    • Muhamed Abuaffan
    • Kathrin Adler
    • Alexander Aschenbrenner
    • Abu Ibne Bayazid
    • Riza Bektas
    • Jan Birmans
    • Khalil Boussetta
    • Matthias Bruns
    • Sarah Bujarski
    • Felix Burkhard
    • Guan Yu Chen
    • Andrea Ciecior
    • Stella Coumbassa
    • Omar Daouk
    • Fiona Daubenberger
    • Stephan Delhey
    • Carlaluisa Di Pumpo
    • Ann-Kristin Dugstad
    • Christopher Eck
    • Kemal Erki
    • Dennis Fleischer
    • Yannick Fleischmann
    • Aymen Gannouni
    • Christopher Gebauer
    • Sarah Grewe
    • Magnus Groß
    • Alexandro Guajardo
    • Sophie Hallstedt
    • Bernd Hankammer
    • Julius Haring
    • David Hashem
    • Tim Heß
    • Zahidi Betül Hisim
    • Fabian Hübenthal
    • Nico Janikowski
    • Valeriia Kaliupanova
    • Mohibullah Kamal
    • Shreya Kar
    • Anne Kerschgens
    • Jannis Kirchgässner
    • Nele Kistner-Bahr
    • Daniel Klischies
    • Ronja Köberlein
    • Ekaterina Kokoulina
    • Maximilian Krass
    • Justin Krause
    • Cihan Kurucu
    • Melanie Lu
    • David Meier
    • Sarah Mohammadian
    • Nor William Nabil
    • Noemi Garcia Naranjo
    • Alexander Nasuta
    • Niklas Nolting
    • Philipp Noodt
    • Emma Pabich
    • Maren Paegert
    • Mirela Peskovic
    • Lars Puleikis
    • Aleksandra Pusica
    • Miriam Redder
    • Vincentius Renaldi
    • Luis Rickert
    • Kim Röder
    • Lara Roesch
    • Matthias Rozanski
    • Katja Rübel
    • Robert Sager
    • Sourajit Saha
    • Konstantin Sapovalov
    • Adel Sayadkooh
    • Nicolas Schaaf
    • Saskia Schäfer
    • Arian Schischkowski
    • Jonas Schlabertz
    • Daniel Schruff
    • Daniel Schuster
    • Benedikt Schütz
    • Martin Schwarzbach
    • Christian Schwier
    • Judith Steinfeld
    • Thomas Szpejewski
    • Jan Tautorus
    • Carolina Tesarczyk
    • Henrik Thillmann
    • Alina Troglio
    • Tserendolgor Tsendsuren
    • Paul Varney
    • Benedikt Völker
    • Nikolas Voth
    • Constantin Waubert de Puiseau
    • Philipp Wulff
    • Emre Yamen
    • Yicheng Yan
    • Yejung Yoon
    • 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".