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
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
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...
August 8, New York
Design Thinking Workshop with SAP & NFTE
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 13, New York
Data Quality in the Age of AI
HPI professor, Dr. Felix Naumann will be speaking on the following topic at the UN. Data quality comprises a large set of dimensions, covering many facets including simple statistics, syntactic problems, factual errors, and organizational and business aspects. With the current trend in data-oriented sciences and the increasing...
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.
September 28, Bochum, Germany
Human-Centered Innovation in the VR Landscape
HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern has been invited to deliver a keynote address entitled: “Innovative Realities: The Role of Design Thinking in Shaping VR” at the Ruhr University Bochum Virtual Reality Summit. Her presentation will focus on human-centered innovation in the VR landscape.

October 8, Online
Germany Grad Fair
Are you planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad? This event is designed to help you navigate the process, from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process. The invitation will be available soon.
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
July 11, New York
UN Leadership Workshop and Intro to HPI
HPI NY will run a leadership workshop at the United Nations for the Mandela Washington Fellows and provide an introduction to the Hasso Plattner Institute.
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...
June 24-28, New York
HPI E-School Global Impact Sprint
In collaboration with HPI’s School of Entrepreneurship, HPI New York will host HPI’s second annual “Global Impact Sprint.” Students from HPI, MIT, NYU, Tec de Monterrey and Babson will convene in New York and work together for five days on an SDG design sprint.
June 20, Magdeburg, Germany
HPI Director Dr. Joann Halpern has been invited to give the Otto-von-Guericke-Vorlesung (in German) at the University of Magdeburg.
June 12, Rostock, Germany
HPI Keynote at Innovation Festival Rostock
Dr. Joann Halpern, the Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), will deliver a keynote speech at the Innovation Festival in Rostock. In her presentation, Dr. Halpern will highlight the latest advancements...
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.
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.
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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