Bernhard Waltl

Research Associate, TUM

Bernhard Waltl has been a research associate at the chair for Software Engineering of Business Information Systems (sebis) at the Technische Universität München since May 2014. He holds a master’s degree in Informatics from the Technical University of Munich. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in Philosophy of Science and Technology (WTPhil) from the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), with a focus on the philosophy of science, epistemology, and philosophy of language.

His research area includes semantic analysis of legal texts, network analysis for legal documents, and applied artificial intelligence for the legal domain (e.g., legal reasoning, and smart contracts). Within his research, he cooperates with leading legal scientists and practitioners. More detailed information about this cooperation can be found on and Beside several publications on relevant conferences, he is on the program committee of the International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS), and co-organized the scientific workshop series on Legal Data Analysis at Jurix Conference on legal informatics. In addition, he is reviewing publications for international conferences on legal informatics, e.g., MWAIL, IRIS, LDA, ASAIL, information systems, e.g., BIS, but also for data mining topics in law journals, e.g., Journal of International Economic Law.

He is interested in applications of semantic software, logic based reasoning, and cognitive computing. Due to his studies and personal interests, he is also open to various interdisciplinary topics, e.g., philosophy of science, game theory, decision science, etc. Together with social institutions he voluntarily committed himself to a volunteer refugee project.