Data Science Academy

Uwe Weiss


Uwe Weiss
Advisor to the Data Science Academy. CEO of Blue Yonder.

Uwe Weiss has been with Blue Yonder as CEO since 2011 and has helped the company to grow. For the coming years, his goals are doubling the company’s yearly business sales and quick international expansion. Weiss has over 20 years of experience in the following areas:


  • IT and Software
  • Software architecture
  • Development
  • Databases
  • ERP software
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)


He has been a co-founder chair of multiple growth businesses, the last of which was Crossgate Corp. (Crossgate AG), one of the global market leaders in automated process integration among companies in the B2B space. Weiss worked at SAP before that. Prior to that, Weiss, an experienced manager, had various functions in the advisory groups of quickly expanding companies.

PD Dr. Dominik Janzing


PD Dr. Dominik Janzing
Advisor to the Data Science Academy. Affiliated lecturer at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Dominik Janzig is a senior scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany and affiliated lecturer at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in the Computer Science faculty. In 2007, he founded the Causal Inference Group at the Max-Planck Institute, along with Professor Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf. The group is particularly known for its new approaches, drawing cause-and-effect conclusions from probability distributions. After earning his degree in physics and his PhD in mathematics at the University of Tübingen he received his postdoctoral teaching qualification in 2006.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maaß


Professor Dr. Wolfgang Maaß
Advisor to the Data Science Academy. Chair of the University of Saarland.

Prof. Maaß holds a chair in Business specialising in business IT in the service sector at Faculty 1 of the University of Saarland (UdS) in Germany. In addition, he leads a research group at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). His research field is adaptive daily environments, information systems for personalised medicine and conceptual modelling. After studying Computer Science at RWTH Aachen in Germany and UdS, his PhD studies were supported by a DFG stipend. In 2007, he gained his postdoctoral teaching qualification in Business Management at HSG. He was a guest researcher at the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at UC Santa Barbara in the US and a guest professor at the Department of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology at the University of Texas (MD Anderson Cancer Center).