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Prof. Johann-Christoph Freytag, Ph.D.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Databases and Information Systems


Prof. Freytag holds the chair of Databases and Information Systems (DBIS). His research interests include all aspects of processing and query optimisation in (object-)relational database systems, developments related to databases (such as semi-structured or graph based data), data quality, big data analyses as well as privacy support in database and information systems. Furthermore, Prof. Freytag is involved in many cooperations using database technology for applications such as geoinformation systems (GIS), bioinformatics, physics and life sciences.
In the past, he received the IBM Faculty Award four times for collaborative work concerning databases, middleware, and bioinformatics/life sciences. In 2009 and 2010, Prof. Freytag won the HP Labs Innovation Research Award for his research in the field of databases and cloud computing. He was one of the organisers of the VLDB (Very Large Data Bases) conference in Berlin in 2003, the most important international database conference. From 2001 to 2007, he was a member of the VLDB foundation (VLDB Endowment Inc.). Since 2009, Prof. Freytag has been the spokesperson of the department DBIS of the German Informatics Society (GI).

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Tools, Lab Equipment, Standard Test & Methods

  • Large IBM Server Linux/AIX with DBMS IBM DB2; computer cluster with 128 cores; 30TB storage capacity


  • Renowned American IT/DBMS manufacturer: improving existing database management systems (DBMSs) in the area of query optimisation; extending existing ETL tools
  • Renowned American IT/DBMS manufacturer: extending DBMS functionality; designing and prototyping performance improvements in query processing; suggestions for future extension of the DBMS products
  • Well known German software manufacturer: continuous consulting in the area of database systems, spe-cifically, query processing over several years to improve performance and functionality
  • Well known German company: design and implementation of a query processing optimiser for the Lighweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) product of this company
  • Consulting for various SMEs in Germany in the area of data modeling and process modeling using a state-of-the-art DBMS technology; using DBMS technology within their own products; strategic consulting for a long term use of DBMS technology
Education » Information & Communication
Big Data » Cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS) » Continuing Education / Andragogy » Data Security » Internet of Things » Knowledge Management » Knowledge Management » Privacy Protection » Web 3.0 / Social Web
Industry Sectors
Automotive & Rail Industry, Aerospace & Maritime Sector / Logistics » Chemical Industry incl. Rubber / Plastics & Fine Ceramics » Construction Industry » Electrical Engineering & Electrical Industry » Energy Supply » Information (Technology) & Communication(s) » Research & Development


Jens Fenzau


is responsible for the legal execution and contractual design of research and industry-based projects, as well as managing other legal issues. He draws on a wealth of perennial professional experience as attorney-at-law among others within the field of contract law.

Research Management / Contract Management

E-Mail: jf@humboldt-innovation.de
Tel: +49 (30) 2093 70776

Christine Kapps

is responsible for the legal execution and contractual design of research and industry-based projects, as well as managing human resources. She draws on a wealth of perennial professional experience as syndic in a tax accountancy and auditing firm.

Human Resources / Contract Management

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