Technical University Of Munich Computer Science Faculty

Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina


The faculty of the Technical University of Munich includes more than 600 professors, who represent the core subjects of the 15 departments and schools. Honorary professors and adjunct professors lecture on specific aspects of professional practice. The staff currently consists as follows:

  • Professors
    including joint appointments with non-university research institutes
  • Honorary Professors
  • TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professors
  • Adjunct Professors

For easy reading, the profiles of full-time faculty members are listed as short summaries – alphabetically and by faculty – in the professor portal. Detailed descriptions can be found on the websites of the TUM Departments.

  • Alphabetical order
  • Sorted by faculty
  • TUM Honorary Professors
  • Adjunct Professors

Through its consistent hiring policy, the Technische Universität München has been able to significantly increase its number of full-time female professors. The proportion of women in the professorate is currently 20,9% (compared to 16% at ETH Zurich, Oxford University 25%, MIT 24,9%).

TUM Department of Informatics

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Established1967 (first courses)
1992 (independent department)
DeanHans-Joachim Bungartz [de]
Academic staff49 professors
480 research assistants (2020)
Students7,444 (2020)
LocationGarching, Bavaria, Germany

The TUM Department of Informatics (TUM IN) is a department of the Technical University of Munich, located at its Garching campus. Its field is computer science and related disciplines, with the German term informatics being practically synonymous with the Anglo-American computer science.With 7,444 students, it is the largest department or school at the university.


The first courses in computer science at the Technical University of Munich were offered in 1967 at the Department of Mathematics, when Friedrich L. Bauer introduced a two-semester lecture titled Information Processing. In 1968, Klaus Samelson started offering a second lecture cycle titled Introduction to Informatics.

By 1992, the computer science department had separated from the Department of Mathematics to form an independent Department of Informatics.

In 2002, the Department relocated from its old campus in the Munich city center to the new building on the Garching campus.

In 2017, the Department celebrated 50 Years of Informatics Munich with a series of lectures and ceremonies, together with the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Bundeswehr University Munich.


Interior of the faculty building for the Departments of Mathematics and Informatics

The Department of Informatics shares a building with the Department of Mathematics.

In the building, two massive parabolic slides run from the fourth floor to the ground floor. Their shape corresponds to the equation {\displaystyle z=y=hx^{2}/d^{2}}{\displaystyle z=y=hx^{2}/d^{2}} and is supposed to represent the “connection of science and art”.The Branch Library Mathematics & Informatics


The department consists of 31 chairs:

  1. Engineering Software for Decentralized Systems
  2. Formal Languages, Compiler Construction, Software Construction
  3. Database Systems
  4. Software & Systems Engineering
  5. Scientific Computing
  6. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Real-time Systems
  7. Foundations of Software Reliability and Theoretical Computer Science
  8. Network Architectures and Services
  9. Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence
  10. Computer architecture and Parallel Systems
  11. Connected Mobility
  12. Bioinformatics
  13. Application and Middleware Systems
  14. Theoretical Computer Science
  15. Computer Graphics and Visualization
  16. Computer Aided Medical Procedures
  17. Information Systems and Business Process Management
  18. Decision Sciences & Systems
  19. Software Engineering for Business Information Systems
  20. IT Security
  21. Logic and Verification
  22. Software Engineering
  23. Sensor Based Robot Systems and Intelligent Assistance Systems
  24. Cyber Trust
  25. Data Science and Engineering
  26. Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  27. Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (joint appointment with the Department of Electrical Engineering)
  28. Visual Computing
  29. Computational Molecular Medicine
  30. Law and Security in Digitization (joint appointment with the School of Governance)
  31. Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Medicine (joint appointment with the Department of Electrical Engineering)


University rankings
By subject – Global & National
QS Computer Science & Information Systems 202135 (1)THE Computer Science 202114 (1)ARWU Computer Science & Engineering 202151-75 (1)
CHE Ranking 2020 – National
showComputer Science (B. / M.)
showBusiness Informatics (B. / M.)

The TUM Department of Informatics has been consistently rated the top computer science department in Germany by major rankings. Globally, it is rated No. 35 (QS) No. 14 (THE), and within No. 51-75 (ARWU)

In the 2020 national CHE University Ranking, the department is among the top rated departments for computer science and business informatics, being rated in the top group for the majority of criteria

Notable people

Seven faculty members of the Department of Informatics have been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, one of the highest endowed research prizes in Germany with a maximum of €2.5 million per award:

  • 2020 – Thomas Neumann
  • 2016 – Daniel Cremers
  • 2008 – Susanne Albers
  • 1997 – Ernst Mayr
  • 1995 – Gerd Hirzinger
  • 1994 – Manfred Broy
  • 1991 – Karl-Heinz Hoffmann [de]

Friedrich L. Bauer was awarded the 1988 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award for inventing the stack data structure. Gerd Hirzinger was awarded the 2005 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award. Hans-Arno Jacobsen [de] and Burkhard Rost were awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2011 and 2008, respectively. Rudolf Bayer was known for inventing the B-tree and Red–black tree.

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