Our research focuses on digital innovations in platforms and ecosystems. We are interested in an integrative, value-based design of operations using digital technologies. This includes investigating the embedding of digital technologies (e.g., social robots, apps, wearables) into larger processes and infrastructures to increase efficiency and improve quality. We use advanced data analytics methods as well as a wide range of analytical and data-driven methods for our analyses. Curious? Take a look at our current projects and publications.


We want to enable close collaboration with students and give them room for their own interests and ideas. You are a student yourself? Work with us, for example as part of a thesis in the areas of digital platforms and ecosystems, digital health or IT management. Get in touch with us or use the resources below for a topical introduction to our research and teaching.

Reading List

The following selection of literature has been compiled from additional topics such as digital transformation, simulation or data-driven analysis. It should provide a suitable supplement to the contents of the courses. 

Enjoy reading!

Digital Transformation
  • Gene Kim et al. – The Phoenix Project – A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win (2018)
  • Jeanne Ross et al. – Designed for Digital (2019)
  • Shoshanna Zuboff – The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (2019)
  • Eric Brynjolfsson et al. – Machine, Platform, Crowd (2017)
  • Agrawal et al. – Prediction Machines (2018)
  • Eric Topol – Deep Medicine (2019)
  • Pedro Domingos – The Master Algorithm (2015)
  • Philip Ball – Critical Mass (2005)
  • Melanie Mitchell – Complexity – A Guided Tour (2011)
  • W. Ross Ashby – An Introduction to Cybernetics (1956)
  • Judea Pearl – The Book of Why (2018)

Study Tips

Since the last semester, a lot has changed at universities and colleges: Lectures have largely been held online, new forms of examination have been introduced and personal contact with fellow students and lecturers has been reduced to a minimum.

To give you some tips for the upcoming semesters, Prof. Dr. Daniel Fürstenau answered a few questions about his experiences and gives tips on how to get through the online semester successfully: Part 1 | Part 2


Our collaboration with partners like the Berliner Sparkasse has shown that research and practice can learn and benefit from each other. Let’s work together and develop new ideas and digital solutions for your successful digital transformation. We would be happy to organize a workshop with your company or organization.