Andreas P. Schmidt is professor for enterprise social media and user centered design at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences since March 2012. Before that, he was working at FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, a technology transfer center at KIT with a specific focus on regional SMEs, as a department manager for the knowledge area “Knowledge & Learning” and lecturer at the faculty of computer science at KIT for information integration. He has received his PhD on context-aware support for work-integrated learning from University of Karlsruhe. He has significantly contributed to various European projects over the last ten years. He has been Scientific Coordinator for the FP7 Integrating Project MATURE and was the initiator and key researcher on the knowledge maturing model and has also initiated the open source solution for lightweight competence management based on people tagging (SOBOLEO), and work package leader in the FP7 project MIRROR.

He was the Scientific Coordinator of EmployID and managed the work package that is responsible for creating an overall shared conceptual model for identity transformation and its support. He was work package leader in the FP7 project LAYERS.

His research interests include evolutionary perspectives to collaborative knowledge development and modelling, semantics technologies, supporting informal learning at the workplace, and agile and user centered design approaches.