Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter has been Professor of Applied Computer Science in Faculty 3 (Mathematics and Computer Science) at the University of Bremen since July 2008. At the same time, he heads the Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH (ifib), a not-for-profit research institute at the University of Bremen. He is deputy spokesman of the interdisciplinary Center for Media, Communication and Information Research at the University of Bremen (ZeMKI). From 2004 to 2008, he held a junior professorship for the research field of the same name at the University of Bremen. Prior to this, he was a research associate in the Telecommunications Research Group at the University of Bremen for four years. In 2002, he was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York, and the Center for Children and Technology.
After studying sociology, computer science and law at the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt / Main and at the University of Southampton, he was a research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe (1995-1997). He then moved to the University of Bremen as a research assistant (1997-2000), where he was awarded his doctorate in applied computer science. Andreas Breiter is a member of the board of directors of UniWIND and, in his capacity as Vice President of the University of Bremen, member of various advisory councils, supervisory boards and boards of trustees of research institutes both within as well as outside of the University. His current research interests include the digitalization of educational and administrative processes, IT governance, computational social science, and research data management.