Rainer Malaka

Prof. Dr. Rainer Malaka
Center for Computing Technologies  (TZI)
Managing Director
Professor Digital Media
University of Bremen
Tel.: 0421/218-64402

Email: malaka@tzi.de
Mail: P.O. Box 330440, 28334 Bremen
Office: Bibliothekstraße, MZH, Room 6490

Prof. Dr. Rainer Malaka is a professor for Digital Media at the University of  Bremen. He is Managing Director of the Center for Computing Technologies (Technologie-Zentrum Informatik und Informationstechnik, TZI) and Director of the PhD program Empowering Digital Media that is funded by the  Klaus Tschira foundation. He was a member of a collaborative research center (CRC/SFB)  on autonomous logistics and is a member of the CEC/SFB  EASE „Everyday Activity Science and Engineering“ at the University of Bremen. His research focus is on multimodal interaction, language understanding, entertainment computing, and artificial intelligence.

Research Interests

Interactive Systems

Contextual Computing

Multimodale Interaction

Semantics and Ontologies

Adaptive and Cognitive Systems


Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Bremen

Member of the Faculty Board of the Department for Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Bremen

PI in the Collaborative Research Center EASE

Member of the Steering Board of the Interdisciplinary College

Member of the high-profile area Minds Media Machines of the University of Bremen

Member of the research cluster LogDynamics at the University of Bremen

PI in the International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics (IGS)

Member of the Mahidol Bremen Medical Informatics Research Unit (MIRU)

Steering Board of IFIP-ICEC International Conference on Entertainment Computing

Member of Editorial Boards

International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering


International Journal of Web Based Communities

Journal on Entertainment Computing (Section Editor for Serious Games)

I-COM, Journal of Interactive Media

book series ‘Gaming Media and Social Effects’


Google Scholar has a quite complete list of all my publications. Please contact me if you need a reprint of work that is not available online.

Google Scholar

Research Gate