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Prof. Dr. Paul Molitor

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Prof. Dr. Paul Molitor

Raum 217
Institut für Informatik
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1
06120 Halle (Saale)

phone: +49 (345) 5524710
fax: +49 (345) 5527009

Peer-reviewed Publications

[79] M. Pöckelmann, A. Medek, J. Ritter, and P. Molitor. LERA - An interactive platform for synoptical representations of multiple text witnesses. in: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Oxford University Press 2022. Online published on June 30 2022:   

[78] T. K. H. Luu, M. Pöckelmann, J. Ritter, and P. Molitor. Applying LERA for collating witnesses of The Tale of Kiêu, a Vietnamese poem written in Nôm script. Digital Humanities 2022 (DH2022), 25-29 July 2022, Tokyo, Japan.

[077] J. Dähne, M. Pöckelmann, J. Ritter, and P. Molitor. Putting collation of text witnesses on a formal basis. In: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 37(2):375-390. Oxford University Press 2022. Published online October 14 2021:   

[076] M. Pöckelmann, J. Dähne, J. Ritter, and P. Molitor. Fast paraphrase extraction in Ancient Greek literature. In: Special Issue "Digital Tools form Intertexuality Studies", it - Information Technology, 62(2):75-89, de Gruyter 2020.   

[075] P. Molitor, G. Necker, M. Pöckelmann, B. Rebiger und J. Ritter. Keter Shem Ṭov ‒ Prozessualisierung eines Editionsprojekts mit 100 Textzeugen. Poster auf der 7. Jahrestagung des Verbandes Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (DHd 2020), Paderborn, March 2-6, 2020.

[074] M. Pfuhl, J. Ritter, and P. Molitor. Finding the redundant gates in reversible circuits. In: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Reversible Computation (RC 2018), LNCS 11106, pp. 205-219, Leicester, UK, September 13-14, 2018.   


Research Interests

Circuit design BDD based logic synthesis Data Structures and efficiente algorithms ♦ Hardware verification Equivalence test of combinational circuits Traveling salesman problem eHumanities Alignment of complex text variants

Professional career

♦ 1978: High school diploma at Lycée de Garçons de Luxembourg    ♦ 1978-1982: Study in Computer Science and Mathematics at University of Saarbrücken    ♦ 1986: Doctoral Degree under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Günter Hotz    ♦ 1992: Habilitation and Venia Legendi in Computer Science ♦  1982-1994: Research assistant (1982-1991) and project leader (1991-1994) in the National Research Center 124 "VLSI and Parallelism" ♦ 1993 Associate Professor for Circuit Technology at Humboldt-University of Berlin ♦ 1994: Full Professor for Computer Engineering at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

Computer Science lectures held so far

Automata and Computability Data Structures and Efficient Algorithms Informatics and Society Introduction to Computer Science for students of all faculties Introduction to Computer Architecture Introduction to Computer Engineering Introduction the Operations Systems Synthesis of Combinational Circuits Test and Formal Verification of Integrated Circuits The Hardware Description Language VHDL

Professional activities others than research and teaching

Prof. Dr. Molitor was/is managing director of the Institute for Computer Science in 1994-1998, 2000-2003, and 2010-2025. He was founding director of the Centre for Informatics at MLU and chairman of the board for IT-investments at MLU (2003-2014). In 2016-2022, he was chairman of the IT steering group of MLU. He was chairman of the "Landes-Hochschul-DV-Kommission" (1995-2014) and the IT Board of the Universities of Saxony-Anhalt    (2015-2016).

Since 2003 (with a short sabbatical from 2018-2021), he was Editor-in-Chief of it - Information Technology   , De Gruyter, which is the oldest German scientific journal on information technology (launched in 1959).

Current professional activities

♦ Managing director of the Computer Science Institute of MLU ♦ Member of the Budget Commission of MLU ♦ Member of the IT-committee of the universities of Saxony-Anhalt    ♦ Editor-in-Chief of it - Information Technology, de Gruyter    ♦ Co-manager of the project "Synoptical edition of the cabbalistic book Keter Shom Tov   ". The project is funded by DFG. ♦ Co-manager of the project  "Exzerpte. Zur digitalen Erschließung und Edition einer besonderen Text-Bild-Konstellation – am Beispiel Johann Joachim Winckelmanns". The project is funded by BMBF.