Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik
HPI Fellows & Guests

HPI Fellows & Guests

People agitating for the needs of the Hasso-Plattner-Institute are being made  a “HPI fellow”.

HPI Fellows

Matthias Platzeck

After his official speech at the Hasso Plattner Institutes graduation ceremony in 2013, Matthias Platzeck, former Prime Minister of the State of Brandenburg, has been awarded the HPI Fellowship by Professor Christoph Meinel.

Neelie Kroes

The European Commissioneer for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, was honored with the HPI Fellow award on December 1, 2011 during the 4th German IPv6 Summit. The Vice-President of the European Commission also delivered the keynote address to the Summit.

Dr. Alan C. Kay

The U.S. computer pioneer, Dr. Alan C. Kay, was honored with the HPI Fellow award on July 21, 2011. Therewith the HPI pays tribute to his commitment in the interactive access of knowledge for children and his achievements in the development of the Smalltalk programming language.

 

Dr. Vinton G. Cerf

Vinton G. Cerf, who developed together with Robert E. Kahn the TCP/IP protocol was awarded as a HPI Fellow on May 25th 2011. The HPI award is a tribute to his work for a new medium which influenced the everyday life of our society like no other one.

 

Prof. John L. Hennessy

The President of the Stanford University in Palo Alto got the was honoured on November 11th 2010 after his speech on "The Future of Computing: From Phones to Warehouses". Prof. John L. Hennessy had come to Germany on the occasion of Hasso Plattner's decoration with the Transatlantic Partnership Award.

Dr. Manfred Stolpe and Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka

During the HPI's 10th anniversary festivities on November 17, 2009 two people were awarded the title of HPI Fellow who have accompanied the institute's development over many years: Brandenburg's former premier, Dr. Manfred Stolpe, and Brandenburg's longstanding minister of science and research, Prof. Johanna Wanka.

Dr. Robert E. Kahn

The Internet pioneer Dr. Robert E. Kahn was nominated as HPI Fellow on May 14, 2009. Hasso Plattner and Prof. Christoph Meinel awarded him the medal of honor at the gala celebrating the 2nd National IT Summit, where the winners of the International IPv6 Application Contest also received their prizes.
Dr. Kahn is considered one of the "fathers" of the Internet. Together with Vint Cerf, he developed the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).

Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann

Foto vom SAP-Vorstandsvorsitzenden Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann, der am 12.7.2007 von HPI-Direktor Prof. Christoph Meinel zum HPI-Fellow ernannt wurde

Prof. Kagermann, CEO of SAP AG and foundation board member of the Hasso Plattner Foundation for Software Systems Engineering, became a fellow on July 12, 2007 at a reception celebrating his 60th birthday in Berlin. He received the medal from HPI Director Prof. Christoph Meinel.
“The HPI appreciates your efforts in establishing and developing the Hasso-Plattner-Institute and its educational program in the field of IT-Systems Engineering. As CEO of an international corporation, you support the academic education of highly talented young IT specialists in a particularly strong and lasting way”, Meinel said. The HPI is also much obliged to Prof. Kagermann for his commitment to the foundation board.

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer

Prof. Scheer, founder and supervisory board chairman of IDS Scheer AG, received the decoration on March 23, 2007. “This is to acknowledge your merit as a close companion and advisor to our benefactor, Hasso Plattner”, Prof. Meinel said when awarding him the medal. He applauded Scheer’s great dedication to the foundation board of the Hasso Plattner Foundation for Software Systems Engineering.

Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

Following a discussion forum with HPI students and researchers on December 18, 2006, the German Chancellor was the very first to receive the title of “HPI Fellow”. In her podcast, she said that the HPI “offers top-level academic education”. Dr. Angela Merkel had come to the HPI on the occasion of the government‘s first National IT Summit with a total of 220 participants from the information and telecommunication industries, academia, and politics.

 

Guests

Furthermore lots of prominent guests from politics, economy and society have been visiting the Hasso Plattner Institute. Some of them you find here.