Our research

Electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics: three institutes with over sixty professorships - we are diverse and interdisciplinary. Our research is forward-looking and internationally successful - and attractive for both recognized and prospective scientists. Successful research projects, cooperations with companies and other scientific institutions as well as graduate colleges - with us there are many opportunities to fully develop scientifically and in an international framework. Our developments are highly innovative.

Professors of the faculty

Professors at the Institute of Electrical Engineering

Professors at the Institute of Computer Science

Professors at the Institute of Mathematics

Research Associations

IFIM Institute for Industrial Mathematics
khdm Competence Center University Didactics Mathematics
s-lab Software Quality Lab
CeOPP Center for Optoelectronics and Photonics Paderborn
HNI Heinz Nixdorf Institut
KET Competence Center for Sustainable Energy Technology
PACE Paderborn Institute for Advanced Studies in Computer Science and Engineering
PaSCo Paderborn Institute for Scientific Computation
PC2 Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing
PLAZ Center for Educational Research and Teacher Education
Intelligente Systeme in der Automatisierungstechnik Intelligent Systems in Automation (ISA) [completed 2020].
Dynamic Intelligent Systems International Graduate School Dynamic Intelligent System (IGS) [completed 2017].
NRW Forschungskolleg Design of flexible working environments - human-centered use of cyber-physical systems in Industrie 4.0 (Work 4.0). Cooperation of the Paderborn University and Bielefeld

Collaborative Research Centers

SFB 614 "Self-optimizing systems of mechanical engineering
SFB 901 "On-The-Fly Computing"
SFB TRR 142 Tailored nonlinear photonics: From fundamental concepts to functional structures

Research Groups

FOR 1508 Dynamically adaptable applications for bat detection using embedded communicating sensor systems.
ENAS Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (Chemnitz)
Department Advanced System Engineering (ASE)
IEM Fraunhofer Research Institution for Mechatronics Design Technology
khdm Competence Center University Didactics Mathematics
C-LAB Cooperative Computing & Communication Laboratory
it's owl Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe
s-lab Software Quality Lab
SICP Software Innovation Campus

Young scientists

Young scientists

For the faculty EIM, a challenging promotion of young scientists is a central element to conduct excellent research: young scientists are seen as an essential driver for new, innovative approaches in both basic and applied research. In this context, the faculty intensively accompanies young scientists from their entry into a doctoral program through a postdoctoral qualification phase to the completion of a junior professorship or junior research group leadership, thus ensuring optimal support on this career path. On this page we have compiled all relevant information for you.

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Graduate Center

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Promotion and prices

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Exchange offers

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Weierstrass Lecture

Every year the faculty hosts the Weierstrass Lecture and the awarding of the Weierstrass Prize, named after Karl Weierstrass (1815-1897). Weierstrass ranks among the most important mathematicians of the 19th century. Among other things, he is considered the founder of modern analysis.

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Honorary Doctors

Our faculty's honorary doctorates recognize exceptional achievement in subject areas of electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematics. The scientists we honor are closely associated with our faculty.

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„Through our interdisciplinary collaboration in research, we create innovative solutions for current and future societal challenges.”

Prof. Dr. Marco Platzner,