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Smart Cities & Industries (SCI) Group


The SCI Group at the Chair for Information Systems Research develops and applies novel data analytics methods to city planning and the optimization of business processes. This includes a wide array of applications, from smart grids and mobility through crime prevention to industrial big data. For this purpose, we combine statistical regression analysis with machine learning techniques to develop problem-specific solutions.


Group Leadership


Gunther Gust, M.Sc.

Members of Research Group


Niklas Goby, M.Sc. 
Area: Industrial Big


Christoph Willing, M.Sc.
Area: Mobility

Oliver Dlugosch

Oliver Dlugosch, M.Sc.
Area: Mobility

Marie-Louise Arlt

Marie-Louise Arlt, M.Sc.
Area: Energy

Alexander Schlüter

Alexander Schlüter
Area: Energy

Matthias Ruß

Matthias Ruß
Area: Mobility

Markus Rosenfelder

Markus Rosenfelder
Area: Smart Cities

Simon Albrecht
Area: Energy

Affiliierte Mitglieder


Dr. Johannes Bendler


Dr. Sebastian Wagner


Dr. Tobias Brandt
Rotterdam School of Management, Geospin



Research Focus: Smart Cities

Our current research in this area focuses on sustainable energy and mobility. On the one hand, we analyze how geospatial analysis and optimization techniques can be used to intelligently use resources for reinforcements and extensions of the power grid. On the other hand, we employ analytics methods to improve the coordination and management of mobility services such as carsharing and public transportation. An overview of current and past research projects can be found here.

Research Focus: Smart Industries

We cooperate with industrial partners to develop and validate analytics techniques that improve operational and management processes in companies. An overview of our current projects can be found here.

Spin-off: Geospin - Geospatial Intelligence

Geospin is a spin-off project that is currently being funded by the EXIST program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Union. It will market geospatial analytics solutions that have been developed within SCI at the Chair for Information Systems Research. More Information can be found at the website of Geospin.

Berkeley Cooperation

In 2014, a cooperation on energy research with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, was established. Since then, two Ph.D. students and two Master’s students have been able to work on their research projects in Berkeley. More information on their projects and stories can be found here.

Industry Partners

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