Prof. Dr. Wolfram Luther

Abteilung Informatik und Angewandte Kognitionswissenschaft in der Fakultät Ingenieurwissenschaften
Universität Duisburg-Essen
D-47048 Duisburg
Tel: +49 203 379 3555
Fax: +49 203 379 3557
Email: luther at

W. Luther leads a research group of a dozen persons in scientific computing, computer graphics, image and text processing. The team is specialized in the development of software and algorithms with result verification and of interactive teaching and learning systems in several contexts.


  • 1966-1970 Diploma studies in mathematics and physics at the universities of Marburg and Freiburg (Germany). Fellow of the Scholarship Endowment Fund of the German People
  • 1970 Graduated in mathematics
  • 1973 PhD in mathematics (University of Marburg)
  • 1980 Habilitation in mathematics at the Technical University of Aachen


  • 1973-1976 Assistant at the RWTH Aachen
  • 1976-1993 Lecturer RWTH Aachen
  • 1986 apl. Professor RWTH Aachen
  • 1990 Visiting professor UHA Mulhouse MdC
  • 1991/92 Guest professor Universität Ulm
  • 1992/93 Guest professor UGH Duisburg
  • Since 1993 Full professor in computer science at the GMU Duisburg
  • 2000-2013 Local representative of the Diploma program in Applied Computer Science and of the German Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • 2003-2004 Director of the Institute of Computer Science and Interactive Systems IIIS at the University Duisburg-Essen
  • August 2004 and November 2010  Guest professor at the University of Chile (Santiago de Chile)
  • September 2006 Organizer of the 12th GAMM-IMACS SCAN meeting at Duisburg
  • Since March 2012 Senior professor at the University Duisburg-Essen

Recent funded projects

  • Member of the Sonderforschungsbereich 291: Elastic manipulation systems for heavy loads in complex environments funded by the German research council (DFG) 1998-2001
  • NVMM Result verification in simulation systems of mechatronics, validating distance descriptions and object modelling in varying workspaces (DFG) 1.9.2001-31.3.2004
  • ASKME Accurate hierarchical structures in the construction of non-linear models with result verification (DFG, German research council, with Dr. Dyllong) 1.4.2004-30.9.2008
  • TELLHIM&S Interval-based methods for adaptive hierarchical models in modeling and simulation systems, (DFG) 1.7.2006 – 31.12.2011 (joint project with Dr. E. Dyllong, Duisburg)
  • VERDIKOM Traffic modelling in multi service networks and analysis of resource requirements for Quality of Service support funded by the German Research Council (DFG) 1.10.2001-31.12.2008 (with G. Haßlinger, Telekom Darmstadt)
  • Networked Multimedia Systems for Innovative Teaching and Learning Scenarios (U Duisburg, U Chile) BMBF-project 2000-2003
  • Distributed mobile selection and evaluation of documents in libraries and archives, eCampus Duisburg (BMBF) 1.7.2002-30.6.2004
  • RSNSR Rule-based search in text data bases with non standard orthography funded by the German Research Council (DFG) 1.1.2005-31.12.2008 (with U. Ammon and N. Fuhr Duisburg)
  • PROREOP Entwicklung eines neuen Prognosesystems zur Optimierung von Operations- und Rehabilitationsmaßnahmen des menschlichen Bewegungsapparates (EU) 1.2.2007-30.6.2008 (with A. Kecskeméthy et al. Duisburg)
  • SILENOS – Steel inclusion level evaluation by numerical optical systems – Ziel2.NRW 2007- 2013 EFRE NanoMikro + Werkstoffe.NRW (1.6.2011 – 31.5.2014, UDE with HKM Duisburg)
  • PRASEDEC - Practice-driven Advance of Studies and Exchange between the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Chile. DAAD-project 2013-2016 (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Noche, Prof. Dr. Nelson Baloian)

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