Jonas Traub

Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jonas Traub and I am a research assistant at the Institute Database Systems and Information Management at TU Berlin.

Who are your partners?
My partners are the Technical University of Berlin and SAP SE.

When did you join the Software Campus and why are you in the program?
I joined the program in 2015 and my project will start in 2016. At the Software Campus I am interested in the close connection between science and industry and thus between theory and practice. Through the cooperation with the industry, the trainings and the project funds provided, Software Campus enables me to carry out a research project that would otherwise not be possible in this format.

What do you expect from the Software Campus?
By participating in the Software Campus, I can realize a complex research project, test it in practice in cooperation with my industry partner and improve my personal qualifications at a high level. I can thus lay the groundwork for taking on management tasks in businesses or founding a company.

What is the content of your IT project and how could it be used in the future?
In my project I deal with data collection and data analysis in the Internet of Things. As more and more devices and sensors are connected, the amount of available data is increasing rapidly. While the theoretical value of an analysis of this data is undisputed, the practical implementation presents a big challenge. In this project, we will explore ways to dynamically coordinate data collection with current analyses.

What fascinates you about computer science?
What fascinates me about computer science is the unique combination of technology and creativity. There are countless possibilities to write a program or to design a complex system, which brings great creative freedom. At the same time, computer scientists are developing technologies that have become an integral part of everyday life.

Have you been especially impressed with a particular personality from computer science or management?
The computer scientist Alan Touring fascinates me in many ways. Of course, because of his impressive and versatile scientific findings, but also because he achieved them despite his moving life – years of war and persecution because of his homosexuality.

Imagine this: Internet breakdown for 1 month – what do you do?
Good question…, vacation?



  • April 2017: Best Demonstration Award at the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT)
  • March 2019: Best Paper Award 2019 at the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT) for his work “Efficient Window Aggregation with General Stream Slicing”