Freimut Bodendorf (born in 1953) studied computer science at the Faculty of Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) from 1972 to 1978. After completing his doctoral degree in 1981 at FAU’s School of Business and Economics, he was head of the Department of Documentation and Data Processing at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Freiburg from 1982 to 1984. He then held positions as professor of information systems at Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg-Simon-Ohm and full professor of computer science and information systems at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He has been offered positions at the universities of Lüneburg, Koblenz and St. Gallen, which he declined. Professor Bodendorf has been Chair of Services, Processes, and Intelligence at FAU since 1990.
His research in these three areas focuses on topics such as service innovation and management, industrial services, company strategies, collaborative process management, business intelligence, big data and social media analytics.