Hasso Plattner Institute, NYC

Hasso Plattner Institute, New York

HPI New York – Solving global challenges through digital engineering, collaboration, and design thinking. Become a part of HPI's global community.
About the Hasso Plattner Institute
The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Germany's University Excellence Center for Digital Engineering, opened its NYC office at 10 Hudson Yards in June 2017 and the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai in March 2019.
HPI New York is responsible for enhancing HPI's global outreach through a variety of activities, including conferences, symposia, panel discussions, workshops as well as the establishment of strategic partnerships in academia and industry. It is also the headquarters of the Global Design Thinking Alliance.

The office also shares information about HPI's research, teaching, and learning opportunities, including its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), career opportunities, scholarships, and more.
The Hasso Plattner Institute, New York, in collaboration with the German International School of Silicon Valley and Tenafly High School received a generous grant for its project, "Shaping the Future of Entrepreneurship in Germany and the United States." Listen to HPI alumni founders speak with high school students about how they founded their companies and their entrepreneurial journeys here.
Upcoming events
May 28-31, New Orleans, Louisiana
International educators from all corners of the world will gather at NAFSA 2024 to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices...
June 3, Washington, DC
International Science Forum
HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will speak with science counselors from the German Embassy as well as other embassies and scientists about the Hasso Plattner Institute. She will also introduce them to design thinking.
July 5, New York
Unlocking Your Potential: Navigating the Path to a Bachelor's Degree at HPI
HPI director, Dr. Joann Halpern will speak with students from the Berlin Cosmopolitan School about the Hasso Plattner Institute during their visit to New York City. Students will learn about requirements, the excellent student-faculty ratio, course offerings, research, extracurricular activities, and soft skills courses...
July 15, New York
The Algorithm - Book Discussion with Hilke Schellmann and Prof. Gerard de Melo
Author Hilke Schellmann and HPI Prof. Dr. Gerard de Melo will conduct an in-depth discussion on AI and the world of work with a focus on Hilke Schellmann's book, The Algorithm: How AI Decides Who Gets Hired, Monitoried, Promoted & Fired & Why We Need to Fight Back Now.
July 16, New York
Building Data-intensive Foundations of a Modern Internet
HPI Professor Dr. Vaibhav Bajpai will focus on privacy in the Domain Name System (DNS), a critical component of the Internet infrastructure responsible for translating human-readable domain names into machine-readable IP addresses. The increasing centralization of DNS traffic through large content-delivery hyper-giants...
August 12, New York
Introduction to HPI and Design Thinking
HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will introduce master's students and faculty from the University of Cologne to the Hasso Plattner Institute, its opportunities for research and study, as well as the different phases of design thinking.
August 18, New York
HPI NY's director will be running a workshop at the AFS Youth Assembly. Questions that will be addressed include: How can digital learning and technology transform the future of education?
August 23-25, San Francisco
The annual GAIN conference is a large German science and research career fair. Early career researchers and representatives from all areas of the German research landscape come together for three days of exchange...
August 26, New York
Postdoc in Germany Career Fair
Are you planning a postdoc abroad? This event is designed to help you navigate the process, from finding the right institution to understanding the application process. The invitation will be available soon.
September 24, New York
Introduction to HPI for University Students
HPI NY will be hosting bachelors and masters engineering students from the University of Constance who are interested in learning more about studying and conducting research at HPI.
November 12, New York
Introduction to Design Thinking for High School Students
As part of the German International School Boston's "Speaker Series," HPI NY director, Dr. Joann Halpern will introduce students to the Hasso Plattner Institute and design thinking.
Past events
May 20, New York
Forum on Sustainability and Emerging Technology at the United Nations
HPI director, Dr. Joann Halpern will be speaking at the Forum on Sustainability and Emerging Technology, which will address the multifaceted challenges of sustainability, the ethical deployment of artificial intelligence, and transformational leadership.
May 16, New York
AI and Medicine
HPI NY will host an AI and Medicine networking reception with HPI-Mt. Sinai. Researchers will learn about career opportunities at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mt. Sinai while learning about the cutting-edge research being conducted at the Potsdam and NYC campuses.
May 15, New York
An Introduction to the Hasso Plattner Institute
Students from Spain will be visiting HPI NY during their trip to New York City. Participants will learn about studying and conducting research at HPI, the different opportunities in IT systems engineering, entrepreneurship, and design thinking.
May 9, New York
Exploring Private-Public Partnerships in NYC and Beyond
A dialogue between HPI New York Director Dr. Joann Halpern and Oscar Romero, Chief Information Officer of The NYC Civic Engagement Commission, will explore how universities can collaborate with local government bodies to foster community development...
May 8, New York
From Idea to Impact: Human-Centered Design for UN Representatives
HPI NY will conduct a human-centered design workshop with representatives from different parts of the United Nations, including NGOs.
May 1-2, New York
In the rapidly evolving landscape of modern healthcare, novel digital health solutions featuring machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) tools are transforming research, diagnostics, therapeutics, and patient and healthcare provider experiences...
April 27, New York
HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will give a keynote address on science diplomacy at NYU Tandon School of Engineering for CBYX alumni. The interplay between science, foreign policy, and international relations has evolved considerably over the past century, and in today's global arena...
April 25, New York
Introduction to HPI and Design Thinking for Bachelor's and Master's Students
Students from several German universities will be visiting HPI New York to learn about design thinking as well as study and research opportunities at HPI. They will also be introduced to the different scholarships that are available at HPI.
April 25, New York
Girls in ICT Leadership
In collaboration with the United Nations, International Telecommunications Union, Infosys Foundation, Pfizer, the NYC Mayor's office, and Columbia University, HPI New York will run a workshop with girls from underserved communities. The focus of the workshop will be leadership in information and communications technology.
April 18, Online
AI and Medicine
HPI-Mt. Sinai in collaboration with HPI NY will host an AI in medicine discussion with researchers in the field. This event is for research partners of HPI-Mt. Sinai.
April 17, Online
HPI Meets German International School Boston
HPI NY's director will be speaking with high school students from the German International School Boston about studying at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany.
April 12, New York
Introduction to HPI and Design Thinking
HPI New York will meet with a delegation of students from Portugal to speak about HPI's research and degree programs, followed by an introduction to design thinking.
April 8, New York
HPI NY will be participating in a panel at the German House in New York City. The discussion will address a number of issues, including how the latest AI research...
April 4, New York
HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will be giving a talk at Kisi Connect, a one-day symposium that focuses on the modern era of security. The event will bring together IT thought leaders to connect, learn, and share their ideas.
April 4, New York
HWR Student Delegation Visits HPI NY
A student delegation from HWR Berlin will be visiting the Hasso Plattner Institute New York to learn about HPI's work in NYC.
March 29, New York
Introduction to HPI and Design Thinking
Engineering and business students from several Belgian universities will be visiting HPI during their trip to New York City. They will be introduced to design thinking as well as study and research opportunities at HPI. Participants will also learn about the different scholarships and programs that are available at HPI.
March 19, New York
HPI NY and SAP will be hosting high school students from France who are in NYC for an international robotics competition. The students will learn about studying at HPI, the kind of research being conducted, and the numerous extracurricular activities...
March 15, New York
Designing Your Life
HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will be running a Designing Your Life workshop for honors students from Binghamton University. The workshop uses the design thinking process to help students develop a constructive and effective approach to designing their careers and their lives with purpose.
Be the first to learn about upcoming events, workshops, conferences, symposia, and job opportunities!
Studying at the Hasso Plattner Institute
The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam is the only university faculty in Germany to offer a degree program in IT Systems Engineering and a postgraduate program in Design Thinking. HPI offers a practice-oriented education with award-winning degrees — without tuition fees.
The Hasso Plattner Institute
Teaching and Research in IT at the Highest Level
Open HPI
Enter a fascinating world of knowledge with our free open online courses. Meet other participants from around the globe and familiarize yourself with fundamental and current topics in ICT, computer science and IT systems engineering.
What exactly does digital entrepreneurship mean and how does it differ from "classic" entrepreneurship? How does digital entrepreneurship influence the economy and society? How does effective collaboration between different stakeholders work and what role do digital ecosystems...
Optimization is ubiquitous in industry and research. However, many optimization problems of interest are hard to solve. In this lecture Lucia, Julien and Daniel show you how quantum computing approaches combinatorial...
WWW, the world wide web or shortly the web - really nothing more than an information service on the Internet – has changed our world by creating a whole new digital world that is closely intertwined with our real world, making reality what was previously unimaginable...
Design Thinking is an innovation approach, which evolved through the past 12 years from a university program at Stanford and HPI Potsdam to a globally respected and universally applied set of methods and tools for supporting and driving change towards a networked culture...
Digitalization and exponential growth of data are challenges to the world of traditional IT. In this course we are presenting technologies that are building blocks for the "Future of Computing".
Make sense of design research data, learn to frame a problem from a user's perspective, and generate lots of new ideas: This course will introduce you to the basics of design synthesis and brainstorming techniques.
Contact us
Dr. Joann Halpern
Director, HPI New York


10 Hudson Yards, 48th Floor
New York, NY 10001