October 1st, 2015 @ Jacobs University, Bremen

Master of Ceremony

Prof. Dr. oec. Julia Bendul
Dr. Julia Bendul received her Master’s Degree in Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Bremen and the University of Tokyo. She continued her doctoral studies in Business Innovation at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Dr. Bendul worked as Project Manager at the German Logistics Association at Bremen and at the Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland focusing on the fields of transportation networks and transport policy. Before joining Jacobs University she was working as a Business Consultant at Porsche Consulting GmbH. She advised companies from engineering, automotive and logistics service industry on questions of operational excellence and lean management.
Dr. Bendul’s research is in the field of innovative design and control of logistics and production networks. She has also been working in the fields of innovation and technology management – especially focusing on the implementation of innovative I&C technologies.

The Organisers

Victor Vican
Victor is a research associate and Ph.D. student in the Production & Logistics Networks Workgroup of Prof. Dr. oec. Julia Bendul, where he focuses his research on the optimisation of production planning processes. Next to his involvement in academic and industrial projects, he was also leading member of the organisational committee for the 2nd CIRP sponsored Robust Manufacturing Conference 2014.
Henning Blunck
Henning is a Research Associate and Ph.D. student in the Production & Logistics Networks Workgroup of Prof. Dr.-oec. Julia Bendul. His research interest lie minimal models of production systems to investigate the mix of centralized and decentralized forms of production control.
Drs. Christoph Meyer
Christoph is member of staff of Jacobs University. As Coordinator of the Logistics Department, he is responsible for the department’s graduate program “Supply Chain Engineering & Management”. Moreover, he takes care of several projects, activities and contacts with partners from industry as well as other organizations. His academic background is in Dutch-German-Studies and in history.
Dr. Tarek Besold
Tarek is a PostDoc in the AI Research Group at the Institute of Cognitive Science of the University of Osnabrück (Germany), and was (from January until June 2014) an academic visitor at the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA) within the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). Tarek is one of the winners of the 2013 Falling Walls Labs.
Prof. Dr. Mehul Bhatt
Mehul is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Universität Bremen, and a Stiftungs Professor at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI Bremen). Since 2007 he has been a Member of the Cognitive Systems group, first as a DAAD Scholar, and subsequently during 2008-2010 an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. Mehul was awarded the second place in the 2014 Falling Walls Lab Osnabrück.

Further members supporting the organisation of the Falling Walls Lab Bremen 2015 include: Fabiola Gerpott (Double PhD Candidate Business Administration & Psychology, Visiting Fellow, UWA Business School), Erika Georget (Leibniz-Universität Hannover, Deutsches Institut für Lebensmittel – DIL), Eugenia Rosca (Research Associate and Ph.D. student at Jacobs University), Petya Shishiteva (Master Student in Supply Chain Engineering and Management at Jacobs University), and Marta Ucinska (Intern, University of Life Sciences, Warsaw).