Leuphana University Lüneburg is a state funded university in the northern part of Germany with around 8000 students and 150 professors. The Department of Information Systems Research at Leuphana University follows two broad research directions: one focuses on software engineering, the other on machine learning, model building, and big data. Within the first area mobile and web as well as ambient-assisted living applications have been developed and studied in several research projects.
There are several ongoing research projects in the area of eMental health and ambient-assisted living, with interdisciplinary cooperation between computer science and psychology. Burkhardt Funk is currently Co-PI of an EU-funded project on the development and exploitation of an eMental health application at the Leuphana, and of a project that develops and evaluates serious gaming aspects for internet-based interventions in eMental health. In the IS department there are strong capabilities and various people who are working on software development and software architecture. In addition, an Ambient Assisted Living Laboratory has been set up.