Ali Sunyaev is Director of the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) and Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Before joining KIT he was Professor at the University of Kassel and the University of Cologne. Ali Sunyaev received his PhD in Information Systems in 2010 and his master`s degree (diploma) in Computer Science in 2005; he received both degrees from the Technische Universität München (TUM). Ali Sunyaev was a visiting faculty member at Harvard University and Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Russian Academy of Sciences).
His research interests are reliable and purposeful software and information systems within the scope of critical infrastructures, cloud computing services, information security solutions, auditing/certification of IT, and innovative health IT applications. By using theory-driven design, development methods, computational tools, and empirical research, his research work employs a new and interesting perspective to generate insights into the complex process of future digital systems and their dependability and application in real-world settings. His research work accounts for the multifaceted use contexts of digital technologies with research on human behavior affecting IT applications and vice versa. Ali devotes himself to the advancement of theory and applications in this area.
His research appeared in journals including Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Software, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, ACM SIGMIS Database, IEEE Computer, Electronic Markets, Communications of the AIS, and Business & Information Systems Engineering along with publications in the proceedings of key international computer science/information systems/medical informatics conferences (e.g., ICIS, USENIX, Pervasive Health, CAiSE, ECIS, HICSS, GMDS, INFORMATIK).
His research work has been appreciated numerous times (e.g., University Prize, University of Cologne / Nominations for the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, several Best Paper Awards (ICIS, ECIS conferences), the Innovation Award of the Federal State North Rhine-Westphalia and the McKinsey Business Technology Award) and is featured in a variety of media outlets (e.g., Newsweek, Zeit). Ali has been awarded research grants from the DFG, BMBF, BMWI, BMJV, and industry. He has several editorial responsibilities (e.g., JMIS, JAIS, CAIS), works closely in research and executive education for a number of organizations (e.g., Business School of University of Cologne), and acts as mentor of several start-ups.