left to right: Assistant Prof. Dominika Wruk, Dean Prof. Christian Becker, Assistant Prof. Jana-Rebecca Rehse

Two new Assistant Professors officially welcomed

We are proud to welcome two new Assistant Professors to the Business School. Dr. Dominika Wruk and Dr. Jana-Rebecca Rehse received a warm welcome by Dean Prof. Christian Becker in the premises of the Dean's Office.

Dr. Dominika Wruk is the new Assistant Professor for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. “It's great being able to continue my research on sustainable organizations within the framework of a junior professorship at the University of Mannheim. I find it exciting that the topic of sustainability will gain even more visibility through the junior professorship. I am also very much looking forward to discussing with students how they, as future founders or managers, can make an impact on society with their companies. This is highly relevant not only in the context of the Sharing and Platform Economy”.

Dominika Wruk has been head of the interdisciplinary SÖF junior research group platforms2share since June 2017, which focuses on research into cooperative business models and new technologies in the Sharing and Platform Economy. She is also part of the i-share network, which researches economic, social and environmental effects of the Sharing Economy. She additionally wrote her dissertation within the scope of a DFG-funded project on another field of research, the diffusion and adoption of management concepts. Dr. Wruk studied business administration at the University of Mannheim and at the Ecole de Management in Bordeaux.

Dr. Jana-Rececca Rehse accepted the Assistant Professorship for Management Analytics in the newly established “Management Analytics Center”. Dr. Rehse previously worked as a researcher at the Institute for Information Systems (IWi) of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. She completed her Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degree in Information Systems at the University of Saarland, Saarbruecken.

“I am excited about my new position here in Mannheim. The newly founded Management Analytics Center gives me the opportunity to further advance my research and thus strengthen the focus on analytical methods at the University of Mannheim while allowing students to become more familiar with them. In particular, the cooperation with excellent scientists here in Mannheim and from the university network will contribute to these efforts”.

Her research activities include the application of artificial intelligence in business process management, especially in the areas of process mining, process prediction as well as process assistance systems. Her research results have been published in internationally renowned journals such as the Decision Support Systems (DSS) and the International Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) and have been presented at at well-known conferences such as the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), the International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM) and the International Conference on Information Systems (WI). This spring semester, Dr. Jana-Rebecca Rehse is teaching the master’s course “Process Mining and Analytics” in which all MMM, MMBR, Business Information Systems and Business Education students can participate.