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Pujan Ziaie
PhD student Information Systems & Management
Technical University of Munich
Software Engineer and Technology Consultant at Capgemini

Currently, I am doing my PhD in the field of information management, as well as managing the development of an IT-Benchmarking platform based on Liferay portal at fortiss GmbH under the supervsion of Professor Helmut Krcmar.

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My name is Pujan Ziaie and I am doing my PhD at fortiss GmbH with collaboration with the chair for Information Systems at the department of Informatics at Technical University of Munich (TUM). I completed my Master's in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics), at TUM under the supervision of Prof. Alois Knoll in 2009.
I am also a member of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). CDTM is a joint venture between Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich [LMU] and Technical University of Munich [TUM] which provides academic education in the field of technology and management with an interdisciplinary approach.
In regards to my future career, I am particularly interested in the intersection between information technology, entrepreneurship, consultancy and management.
My resume can be downloaded from here.


I was born and raised in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. On October 2000 I started my undergraduate studies at Sharif University of Technology and I graduated in August 2004.
During my undergraduate studies, I began my working career on the bottom rung of the ladder at AICTC (Advanced Information and Communication Technology Center) as a simple software developer. AICTC is a research and consulting oriented institute in Iran with a strong focus on information and digital technologies. After two years I became the head of one of the software development teams. My work there before going to Japan was mainly in the fields of software development and project management.

After completing my Bachelor’s studies in Iran in 2004, I participated in the Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP), a one-year research program at Tokyo Institute of Technology, where I did research at the Hirota Laboratory . Participants of YSEP are selected from top universities in 18 countries.

After returning from Japan, I was offered the position of technical coordinator at AICTC. My career at AICTC as technical coordinator ended in March 2006 (about six months), due to my decision to go to Germany to start my Master's studies in the prestigious technical university of Munich (TUM).
Parallel to my master's studies, I got the admission to join the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). CDTM is a highly selective program, very much like a master program, which focuses on training entrepreneurs, leaders and consultants in an interdisciplinary environment.
In addition, I was working at the laboratory of professor Knoll as a part-time programmer on the JAST project. I was responsible for the object and later gesture recognition module of JAST.
Worth mentioning are my internships throughout my master's studies in Los Angeles (California), Austin (Texas) and Bangalore (India). More information can be found under works

I have shifted my focus to IT management related fields of study, such as information systems and technology management, which was an integral initiative to pursue my PhD studies.


Sport: Rock climbing, football, volleyball, table tennis and swimming
Books: The Dilbert Principle, 1984, The Bridges of Madison County, From Good to Great, Freakonomics, Predictably Irrational, Liar's Poker, Freedom at Midnight, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Leadership the Challenge, Presentation Zen
Movies: Forest Gump, Godfather, Groundhog Day, Pulp Fiction, Memento, V for Vendetta, American Beauty, Cashback, Blood Diamond, The Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Once Upon a Time in America, Cinema Paradiso, The Matrix, The Game, Gladiator, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Wag the Dog, Old Boy, Chicago, Scary Movie 3, Back to the Future
Series: Rome, The Shield, Secret Army
           (Comdey) Coupling, Seinfeld, Family Guy, Yes (Prime) Minister, Scrubs, The Big Bang Theory

Saidi Sirjani is my favorite persian author.

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