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 in Computer Science in 2005 from the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany. He was also a visiting faculty member at Harvard University (USA) and the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Russian Academy of Sciences) in Moscow (RUS).
His research in the field of Critical Information Infrastructures mainly focuses on trustworthy internet technologies as well as complex health IT applications. By using theory-driven design, development methods, computational tools, and empirical research, his research work employs a new perspective to generate insights into the complex process of future internet-based systems and their operation in real-world settings. His research work accounts for the multifaceted use contexts of digital technologies with research on human behaviour affecting internet-based systems and vice versa. Ali devotes himself to the advancement of theory and applications in this area.
His research work accounts for the multifaceted use contexts of digital technologies with research on human behaviour affecting internet-based systems and vice versa. It has appeared in numerous journals including ACM Computing Surveys, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association or the Journal of Medical Internet.
His work has been appreciated numerous times and is featured in a variety of media outlets. Ali has several editorial responsibilities (e.g., JAIS, JMIS, 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.