Klaus Hinrichs has been full professor of computer science at the University of Münster from 1991 until his retirement in 2018. He received a diploma degree (with distinction) in mathematics with a minor in computer science from the Technical University Hannover in 1979, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in 1985. He received a scholarship for gifted students from the german national academic foundation. From 1985 to 1987 he was visiting assistant professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (USA). From 1987 to 1988 he worked as a scientist at the research labs of Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) in Baden-Dättwil (Switzerland). Klaus Hinrichs was professor of computer science at the University of Siegen (Germany) from 1988 until accepting a full professor position at the University of Münster in 1991. From 1995 to 1997 and again from 2003 to 2006 he was chairman of the department of mathematics and computer science at the University of Münster and served several terms as managing director of the institute of computer science and as member of several university and department committees. Klaus Hinrichs was board member and principal investigator of the collaborative research center SFB 656 MoBil Molecular Cardiovascular Imaging (https://www.uni-muenster.de/Sfbmobil/en/index.shtml) and participating researcher in the Cells in Motion Cluster of Excellence (https://www.uni-muenster.de/Cells-in-Motion/).
His research interests: Computer graphics, visualization, virtual reality, user interfaces, computational geometry, spatial information systems.