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Dr. Stephan Kühnel

Dr. rer. pol. Stephan KühnelPostdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Stephan Kühnel

Dr. Stephan Kühnel

Dr. Stephan Kühnel

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Dr. Stephan Kühnel is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Information Systems and Operations Research at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and works as a lecturer, project leader, and evaluation officer at the Departments of Business Administration, Economics as well as Business Informatics & Operations Research. He received his Ph.D. in Business Informatics from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, focusing on approaches for the economic evaluation of business process compliance. The results of his dissertation formed the basis for applying for the BMBF-funded project ProBITS, of which he leads the subproject MEBITS. His practical experience includes both working as a data analyst and data scientist, as well as consulting start-ups and associations on the implementation of regulatory requirements. His research interests lie primarily in compliance and security management, as well as current challenges in data and design science.

Profiles:

Education

Aug. 2019
Doctorate/PhD (Dr. rer. pol),
summa cum laude, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Sept. 2013 - Nov. 2013:
Language studies,
Oxford House College (London)
Sept. 2013:
Master of Science in Business Administration,
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Mar. 2011:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Practical Experience

Since Apr. 2021:
Project Manager, Project ProBITS (BMBF funded), Subproject MEBITS
Apr. 2021 - Sept. 2021:
Assistant Lecturer at the Chair of Information Systems, esp. Business Information Management (during the research sabbatical of Prof. Dr. Sackmann)
Since Apr. 2020:
Evaluation Officer, Faculty of Law and Economics, Economics Department, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Since Sept. 2019:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chair of Information Systems, especially Business Information Management, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Sept. 2014 - Jan. 2021:
Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer, Faculty of Law and Economics, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Jun. 2016 -  Nov. 2019:
Compliance and Controlling at a local start-up company in the field of online retail/sales (textile industry)
Nov. 2013 - Aug. 2019:
Research Assistant, Chair of Business Information Systems, especially Business Information Management, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Oct. 2016 - Jun. 2018
Chief Financial Officer and 2nd Chairman, Kixx'n'Trixx e.V (honorary)
Sept. 2016 - Mar. 2017:
Data Analyst at Heidelberg University Hospital (Pediatric Cardiac Surgery), analysis of right ventricular pressure data collected during cardiac echocardiographies of children
Jun. 2014 - Jul. 2015:
Data Scientist at GISA GmbH, development of
prediction models for customer switching behavior

Publications and Presentations

Acquisition of Third-Party Funds

Project: "Prozess-orientierte wirtschaftliche Bewertung und Auswahl von IT-Sicherheitsmaßnahmen" (ProBITS)

Total project volume: 1,39 Mio.€ (of which 83% is funded by the BMBF)

Subproject at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg:
"MEBITS: Multikriterielles Entscheidungsmodell zur prozessorientierten wirtschaftlichen Bewertung und Analyse von IT-Sicherheitsmaßnahmen

Subproject amount: 315.627,92€

Project leaders: Dr. Stephan Kühnel, Prof. Dr. Stefan Sackmann

Duration: 01.04.2021 - 31.03.2024

Funding: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Project management agency: Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI)

Funding program: "Ökonomische Aspekte von IT-Sicherheit und Privatheit"
Project: "Augmented Living Spaces für kognitiv beeinträchtigte Menschen" (ALiS)

Total funding amount: 344.267,74 €

Subproject at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg:"Konzeption und Evaluation von Augmented Living Spaces für kognitiv beeinträchtigte Menschen" (KEvALIS)


Subproject amount: 196.183,58€

Project leader: Prof. Dr. Stefan Sackmann

Duration: 01.04.2021 - 31.03.2023

Funding: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

project management agency: Jülich

Funding program: "Wandel durch Innovation in der Region (WIR!)"

Project: "Sichtbarmachung des Data Science Process Models"(DASC-PM)

Total funding amount: 12.618,20€

Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Michael Schulz, Prof. Dr. Jens Kaufmann, Dr. Stephan Kühnel,

Duration: 01/2022 - 04/2022

Funding: NORDAKADEMIE-Stiftung

Funding program: "Wissenschaft und Forschung"

Prizes, Awards and Scholarships

DateDescription
2022Best Research-in-Progress Paper Runner Up,
30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS),
Paper: "Conceptualization and Design of a Workflow Management System Front End for Augmented Reality Headsets"
2022Best-Paper-Award of the Martin Luther University Halle-
Wittenberg in Business Informatics for the paper
"HySLAC – A Conceptual Model for Service Level Agreement
Compliance in Hybrid Cloud Architectures"
2022Teaching Award (1 place), donated by Volkswagen Financial Services
2021Best-Paper-Award of the Martin Luther University Halle-
Wittenberg in Business Informatics for the paper
"Maintaining Business Process Compliance Despite Changes:
A Decision Support Approach Based on Process Adaptations"
2020Awarded the 1st prize of the Scidea Coding Contest for
"EconBPC" - A Tool for the Economic Assessment and
Analysis of Business Process Compliance
2020Winner of the L. W. Kantorowitsch-Forschungspreis (L. W.
Kantorowitsch Research Award) in the category of best
dissertation, awarded by the Institut für
Unternehmensforschung und Unternehmensführung (Institute
for Business Research and Business Administration)
2020Best-Paper-Award of the Martin Luther University Halle-
Wittenberg in Business Informatics for the paper
"Conceptualization, Design, and Implementation of
EconBPC – A Software Artifact for the Economic Analysis
of Business Process Compliance"
2020Awarded the "Luther-Urkunde" of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
2019Nomination as finalist for the "Nachwuchsförderpreis des
Berufsverbands der Compliance Manager (BCM)" in the award
category "Best Dissertations" (2nd place)
2019Best-Paper-Award of the Martin Luther University Halle-
Wittenberg in Business Informatics for the paper "An
Approach Toward the Economic Assessment of Business
Process Compliance"
2018Best-Paper-Award of the Martin Luther University Halle-
Wittenberg in Business Informatics for the paper "A
Taxonomy of Compliance Processes for Business Process
Compliance"
2017Hugo-Junkers-Award, runner-up price in the category most innovative alliance
2013Best Master's Degree (M.Sc. Business Studies), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2011Best Bachelor's Degree (B.Sc. Business Studies), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2008-2013Scholarships of the Dr. Arthur Pfungst Foundation and the Spener'sche Foundation

Workshop Organization

DateDescription
2022Organizer of the Second International Workshop on Current
Compliance Issues in Information System Research (CIISR
2022)
which takes place at Friedrich–Alexander
University Erlangen–Nürnberg on February 20, 2022, as part
of the 17th International Conference on
Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2022)
2021Organizer of the first workshop on the topic "Where is
the Science in Data Science Projects" (WISDAP'21)
, which
will be held as part of the 51st Annual Conference of the
German Informatics Society (INFORMATIK 2021) in Berlin,
Germany and online.
2021Organizer of the First International Workshop on
Current Compliance Issues in Information System Research
(CIISR 2021)
, which took place online (initially at the
University of Duisburg/Essen, Germany) on March 9, 2021, as
part of the 16th International Conference on
Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2021)
.

Associate Editor and Program Committee

DateDescription
2023Associate Editor of the track "IT Strategie, Management und Governance" of the 18th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2023), in Paderborn, Germany.
2022Program Committee Member of the Conference Modellierung 2022, June 27 - July 01, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany.
2022Associate Editor of the track "IT Strategie, Management und Governance" of the 17th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2022), February 21-23, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany.
2021Program Committee Member of the 3rd Workshop on Value and Quality of Enterprise Modelling (VEnMo 2021), in conjunction with the 23nd IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (IEEE CBI 2021), September 01-03, 2021 in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
2021Program Committee Member of the 4th Workshop on Security and Privacy-enhanced Business Process Management (SPBP'21), co-located with the International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2021), September 6th, 2021 in Rome, Italy.
2020Program Committee Member of the 2nd Workshop on Value and Quality of Enterprise Modelling (VEnMo 2020), in conjunction with the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (IEEE CBI 2020), June 22-24, 2020 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Reviews

2022
  • Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) Journal
  • 43rd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
  • 17th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI)
    (17. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik)
  • 15th Conference on Modellierung (15. Konferenz Modellierung),
    Track "Tools & Demos"
2021
  • Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) Journal
  • 29th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • 16th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI)
    (16. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik)
  • 4th Workshop on Security and Privacy-enhanced Business Process Management (SPBP)
  • 3rd Workshop on Value and Quality of Enterprise Modelling (VEnMo)
2020
  • 41st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • 2nd Workshop on Value and Quality of Enterprise Modelling (VEnMo)
2019
  • 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
2018
  • 9th annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP),
    Pre-ICIS Workshop hosted by AIS SIGSEC
  • 22. Interuniversitäres Doktorandenseminar Wirtschaftsinformatik (IUDS)
2016
  • 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • 19th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS)
2015
  • Information Systems and e-Business Management Journal (ISeB)
  • 23th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM)

Teaching Activities

PhD Level
  • "Research Aspects in Information Science II", in cooperation with the Georg-August-University Göttingen (Prof. Dr. Trang), summer terms 2020-2022
Master Level
  • Lecture (full substitution): "Strategic Information Management", summer term 2021

  • Periodic lecture units (substitutions) on "Business Process Management-Automation, Analysis and Optimization" and "Strategic Information Management", winter term 2014 until today

  • Exercise on "Strategic Information Management", summer term 2013 until today

  • "Project Seminar in Information and Business Process Management", winter terms 2015/16 and 2020/21

  • "Seminar in Information Management"/"Seminar in IT Governance", winter terms 2013-2014, 2016/17, and 2019/20

  • "Research Aspects in Information Science I", in cooperation with the Georg-August-University Göttingen (Prof. Dr. Trang), summer terms 2020 and 2021
Bachelor Level
  • Periodic lecture units (substitutions) on "Principles of Information Management", winter term 2014 until today

  • Direction of the tutorial program for the course "Principles of Information Management", winter term 2014 until today

  • "Project Seminar in Information and Business Process Management", winter terms 2015/16 and 2020/21

  • "Seminar in Information Management", winter terms 2013-2017

  • "Seminar in Information Management for Business", winter terms 2013-2014 (in English)

  • "Bachelor thesis colloquium" for international students (in English), summer term 2013 to winter term 2015

Supervision of theses

Dr. Kühnel was the primary supervisor/reviewer of more than 30 bachelor's and master's theses, of which the following selection was awarded research prizes:

Name and thesis titleAward
Niedzela, Laura Maria (2020):
"Ansätze zur wirtschaftlichen Bewertung von Geschäftsprozess-
Compliance: Eine systematische Literaturanalyse"
Springer BestMasters 2021
Purk, Richard (2018):
"Methode zur Entwicklung von Prototypen im Design Science
Research"
L. W. Kantorowitsch
Research Award 2019 (Category: Best Masters Thesis)

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