Prof. Dr. Roland Müller

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Information Systems
Specialist area: Business and Economics

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1387
E: roland.mueller(at)

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 4.22
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • Since October 2010 Professor of Information Systems, especially Business Intelligence, Berlin School of Economics and Law and
  • since 2014 also Academic Director of the Master Programme “Business Intelligence and Process Management”
  • Since 2010 Visiting Professor, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Since 2010 Coach and Visiting Professor, Hasso Plattner Institute, School of Design Thinking, Potsdam
  • 2006- 2010 Assistant Professor for Knowledge Management and Information Services, Department of Information Systems and Change Management, School of Management and Governance, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Co-Founder and Lead Architect of a Web 2.0 Podcast Portal
  • Senior Researcher in the EU Project PARMENIDES: Ontology Driven Temporal Text Mining on Organisational Data for Extracting Temporal Valid Knowledge
  • Project partners: Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Unilever, Biovista, University of Zürich, University of Manchester, and others
  • Ph.D. in Information Systems, Free University of Berlin, “Knowledge Sharing and Trading on Electronic Marketplaces“, (summa cum laude)
  • Lecturer, School of Information Systems, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
  • IT Consultant for Business Intelligence, Scopeland Software Inc., San Francisco, USA
  • Master in Economics (Diplom Volkswirt), Free University of Berlin, with honors (Top 1% of the Graduating Class)

Key Aspects of practise

  • Business Intelligence and
  • Big Data
  • User-driven Innovation with Design Thinking and Lean Startup
  • Healthcare Fraud Detection
  • Decision Support with causal Graphs
  • Science 2.0

International contacts (e. g.)

  • University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI) School of Design Thinking, Potsdam
  • San Diego Super Computer Center (SDSC), University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Clemson University, South Carolina, USA
  • University of Curaçao, Curaçao
  • Baruch College, City University of New York, USA


  • Nomination for Best Paper Award, AMCIS 2010
  • The economics faculty of the FU Berlin nominates my dissertation for the Ernst-Reuter Award
  • The FU Berlin nominates my dissertation as the best Computer Science/ Information Systems thesis of the university for the dissertation award of the German Computer Science Association (GI Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.)

Expert for

  • Business Intelligence and
  • Big Data
  • Fraud Detection with Data Mining Methods
  • Design Thinking
  • Causal Expert Systems

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Business Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Text and Web Mining
  • Business Analytics Lab
  • User-driven Innovation and IT Entrepreneurship

Research Projects and Fields

  • Collaborative Management of Causal Knowledge for e-Science
  • Fraud Detection in the Health Care Industry with Data Mining
  • Design Thinking and Lean Startup
  • Audit, Planning and Forecasting with Fuzzy Data

Selected, current Publications

  • Mueller, R.M. (2015) A Meta-Model for Inferring Inter-Theory Relationships of Causal Theories. In: 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), IEEE Press, 4909-4917
  • Thoring, K.C., Mueller, R.M. Badke-Schaub, P. (2015) Ethnographic Design Research With Wearable Cameras. In: Proc. CHI’15 EA, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press, Soul, Republic of Korea
  • Thornton, D. Capelleveen, G. van, Poel, M. Hillegersberg, J. van, Mueller, R.M. (2014) Outlier-based Health Insurance Fraud Detection for U.S. Medicaid Data. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Volume 2, SciTePress, Lisbon, 684-694.
  • Müller, R.M., Lenz, H.-J. (2013) Business Intelligence, Berlin: Springer Vieweg
  • Thornton, D, Mueller, R.M., Schoutsen, P., Hillegersberg, J. van (2013) Predicting Healthcare Fraud in Medicaid: A Multidimensional Data Model and Analysis Techniques for Fraud Detection. Procedia Technology, Volume 9, 2013, 1252–1264
  • Mueller, R.M., Coppoolse, D. (2013) Using Incentive Systems to Increase Information Quality in Business Intelligence: A Quasi-Experiment in the Financial Services Industry, In: 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), IEEE Press, 2013, 3827-3836
  • Mueller, R.M., Thoring, K. (2012) Design Thinking vs. Lean Startup: A Comparison of two User-Driven Innovation Strategies. in: Proceedings of the International Research Conference (DMI2012), Boston, USA
  • Mueller, R.M. Kijl, B., Martens, J.K.J. (2011) A Comparison of Inter-Organizational Business Models of Mobile App Stores: There is more than Open vs. Closed. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research. 6(2): 63-76
  • Müller, R.M., Linders, S., Ferreira Pires, L. (2010) Business Intelligence and Service-oriented Architectures: A Delphi Study. Information Systems Management, 27(2), 168 – 187
  • Schaal, M., Fidan, G., Müller, R.M., Dagli, O. (2010) Quality Assessment in the Blog Space, The Learning Organization, 17(6), 529 – 536