Hannes Hartenstein was appointed to the chair of "Decentralized Systems and Network Services" (DSN) in October 2003 and has since then headed the DSN research group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly Universität Karlsruhe (TH)). From October 2010 to September 2013, Hannes Hartenstein was Managing Director of the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC), from October 2015 to March 2017 Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, and from April 2017 to April 2020 Authorized Representative for Information Processing and Supply (IV-B) of KIT. He is Principal Investigator at KASTEL.