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Wolfgang Coy

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Informatik
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin
Tel +49 30 20181 303
Fax +49 30 20181 304

Wolfgang Coy (b. 1947) studied Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Philosophy at the Technical University Darmstadt. He received his diploma in 1972 in Mathematics and, in 1975, his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) with a dissertation on the complexity of hardware testing.

After schientific work at the TH Darmstadt, the universities of Dortmund, Kaiserslautern and Paris VI, Coy was Professor at the University of Bremen from 1979 to 1996. Since then he is Professor (Informatik) at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

There he is the President's commissioner for information and communication technologies, a member of the board of the Informatics Department and Head of the Commission for Teaching and Studies. For the Informatics Society he is in charge of „Informatics and Society“, the students' liaison at Humboldt University and co-editor of the society's magazine „Informatik-Spektrum“.

In his teaching, Coy focuses on Informatics and Society and Theory of Informatics; in his research interests he additionally works on the social and cultural history of informatics and philosophical and theoretical aspects of informatics.

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