Prof Dr Martin Mauve was born in Cologne in 1971. He studied Business Informatics at Mannheim University and the Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. Martin Mauve completed his PhD at the Chair for Applied Computer Sciences (Praktische Informatik IV, Rechnernetze & Multimediatechnik) at Mannheim University where he habilitated on the topic ‘Algorithms and Protocols for Distributed Multimedia Systems’.
Prof Mauve has been head of the chair for computer networks and communication systems at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf since 2003. From 2015 to 2019, he was dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the same university. His research interests include secure and robust distributed systems, computer-supported collaborative work and enabling participation through online technology. One particular focus of his work is on scalable support of discussions and decision-making.
Since 2016, Prof Mauve has been a member of the management board of the Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID), where he has also been head of the research seminar ‘Online Participation’ since 2014. In the DIID context, he is particularly interested in novel concepts for dialogue-based online participation and its technical implementation in functional systems.
Martin Mauve has been a member of the board of advisers of the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) since 2016, and co-head of the Manchot research group ‘AI-supported decision-making’ ‚Decision-making backed by artificial intelligence methods’ since 2018.