Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl
Phone: +49 821 598 – 4800
Room: Bldg. I Room 2208 / Bldg. J Room 2306
University of Augsburg
Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl, born 1955 in Esslingen, Germany, is Head of the Department of Information Systems Engineering & Financial Management at the University of Augsburg since August 1994. Moreover, he is the Academic Director of the Research Center Finance & Information Management funded by the Bavarian State Department in 2002 and the Academic Director of the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of Fraunhofer FIT in Augsburg and Bayreuth.
From 1976 to 1981 he studied Industrial Engineering, Computer Science and Operations Research at the University of Karlsruhe and Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. 1980 he finished as Master of Science in Berkeley and 1981 he successfully got his diploma as an Industrial Engineer at Karlsruhe. In 1982 he received his Dr. and in 1985 his Postdoctoral qualification (PD Dr. rer. pol. habil.) at the University of Karlsruhe for his work on applying dynamic optimization to economics and to business problems. His current research predominantly focuses on Customer Relationship Management, Value-based Business Process Management, Integrated Risk & Return Management, Strategic IT Management and Energy & Critical Infrastructure. For his achievements in research, he was ranked among top 1% by the Management International Review in 2004 and by Handelsblatt in 2009, 2012, and 2014.
Prof. Buhl gained practical experience from 1984-1988 in the fields of finance and financing marketing at IBM Germany, Stuttgart, and from 1988-1990 as Head of the Department Projects & Methods in the business unit Information Systems and Logistics. Today, Prof. Buhl is Deputy Managing Director of the Institute for Materials Resource Management at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Materials Engineering at the University of Augsburg. Furthermore, he is member of the scientific committees of “Bankbetriebslehre/Finanzierung (BAFI)” and “Wirtschaftsinformatik (WKWI)” that unanimously nominated him for the Review Board of the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)”. He fulfills several roles in the “Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB)“, among others he functioned as member and chairman of the selection committee for the VHB Best Paper Award and the “VHB Nachwuchspreis” from 2012 to 2014. He was unanimously elected to the Executive Committee of VHB in 2017 and as deputy Chairman and therefore as designated Chairman in 2018. Additionally, he filled several positions, such as (deputy) speaker of the “German Informatics Society (GI)” from 1994 to 2000 and speaker of the technical committee for Business Informatics of the GI from 1997 to 2000, which appointed him as Fellow in 2009.
Prof. Buhl was editor-in-chief of the journals “WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK” and “Business & Information Systems Engineering” from 2006 resp. 2009 to 2014, where he increased the impact factor from 0.296 to 3,392 via internationalization and digitization. Moreover, he is co-editor of the “Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS)”, the “Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS)”, and “Electronic Markets”. As a reviewer, he is engaged for numerous journals in fields of business administration, business & information systems engineering and computer science, renowned both nationally and internationally. Prof Buhl was elected for the Review Board Business Administration of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for the period 2016-2020. Additionally, Prof. Buhl is lecturer, contact person, member of the selection committee, and member of the board of trustees of the Bavarian EliteAcademy. Prof. Buhl is also Chairman of the Board for the Elite Graduate Program Finance & Information Management of the Technical University of Munich, the University of Augsburg and the University of Bayreuth, funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria and 11 renowned business partners, such as Allianz, Hilti, Infineon, KPMG, Kuka, MAN Energy Solutions, Oetker Group and ZEISS. From 2003-2013 he was speaker of the cluster “Finance & Information” of the Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Augsburg. For his teaching activities, he was elected Professor of the Year 2009 (by UNICUM BERUF and KPMG) in the category Business Sciences/Law and received the IBM Service Sciences Faculty Award in 2006.