Wolf-Tilo Balke - Curriculum Vitae#


  • 2013 elected Scientific Member of the Senate Committee and DFG Grants Committee on Research Training Groups for the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2012 served as Proceedings Chair for the 42nd Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (INFOMATIK'12), Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2012 served as Guest Editor for Vol. 12(2) "Special Issue on Information Extraction" of Springer's Datenbank-Spektrum
  • 2012 served as Demo Co-Chair for the 17th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA'12), Busan, South Korea
  • 2011 - 2013 appointed Head of Department for the Computer Science Department of Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2011 appointed member of the Editorial Board of Springer's Datenbank-Spektrum
  • 2011 served as Publicity Chair for 27th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'11), Hannover, Germany
  • 2011 appointed Senior Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS)
  • 2010 elected member of the Steering Committee of the Special Interest Group Databases in the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
  • 2009 appointed member of the Editorial Board of MDPI's Future Internet
  • 2009 appointed as member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaysia Sarawak (UMS), Malaysia
  • 2009 rejected Offer of a Tenured Full Professorship (Chair for Database Systems) at University of Salzburg, Austria
  • 2008 appointed as director of the L3S Research Center at University of Hannover, Germany
  • 2008 accepted Offer of a Tenured Full Professorship (Chair for Databases and Information Systems) at Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina of Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2007 rejected Offer of a Tenured Full Professorship (Chair for Databases and Information Systems) at Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2005 elected full member of the L3S Research Center at University of Hannover, Germany. From 2005-2008 lecturing at University of Hannover, Germany, in the field of databases and information systems
  • 2005 appointed as associate member of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Informatics (I3) at University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 2004 appointed as associate research director of the L3S Research Center at University of Hannover, Germany
  • 2004-2008 second phase proposal in the "Emmy Noether Program" granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG) including funding for an entire research group for 4 years time
  • 2003 filing of two worldwide software patents on algorithms for the cooperative discovery and personalized selection of user-centered Web services (with M. Wagner). Patents subsequently assigned to NTT DoCoMo Euro Labs
  • 2002-2004 appointed as research fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 2002-2004 "Emmy Noether Scholarship" granted for 2 years time by the German Research Foundation (DFG). From 2001-2002 lecturing at University of Augsburg in the field of databases and information systems
  • 2001 "Science Award" awarded for best Ph.D. thesis 2001 by the University Foundation, University of Augsburg
  • 2001 Ph.D. thesis "Efficient Combination of Ranked Result Sets in Multi-Feature Applications" (grade "summa cum laude") at University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 2000 filing of a worldwide software patent on the Quick-Combine and Stream-Combine algorithms (with U. Güntzer and W. Kießling) supported by the DFG Ideenwerkstatt
  • 1998-2001 tutoring of database courses at University of Augsburg's Computer Science Department including SQL tutorials
  • 1998-2001 work in the interdisciplinary HERON project on the topic of digital libraries,content-based retrieval and personalization at the Chair for Databases and Information Systems Prof. Dr. Kießling, University of Augsburg
  • 1993 internship in the Quality Assurance department at AT&T / later NCR
  • 1991-1997 studies of mathematics at University of Augsburg, Germany. Received the degree Dipl.-Math. with grade "very good"
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