Member of the Business Software Research Group granted prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award

We are pleased to announce that Söhnke Grams has been awarded the highly competitive IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award.

Söhnke is a Researcher in the Business Software Research Group and Managing Director of the University Competence Center for Collaboration Technologies (UCT). He is the Community Manager of the CEIR group, which is the lead institution of the IndustryConnect initiative.

Söhnke holds a degree in Business Administration from the FHDW Hannover and a Master’s degree in Marketing and Channel Management from the University of Göttingen. Following his studies, Söhnke worked as the World Wide Community Coordinator for Ubisoft Blue Byte. His current research focuses on Benefits Realisation Management and Enterprise Collaboration Systems.

“The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering (including cyber security, cloud, and mobile computing), electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics of massive scale data with uncertainty, operations research, and optimization), public sector and business sciences (including urban policy and analytics, social technologies, learning systems and Cognitive Computing), and Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME) and Industry Solutions (Healthcare, Life sciences, Education, Energy & Environment).” Source:

We are honoured that a Ph.D. student from the University of Koblenz-Landau has been granted this highly prestigious award. Compliments and best wishes to Söhnke from all the members of the Business Software Research Group!

Date of news Mar 20, 2016 12:00 AM