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Prof. Dr. Daniel Memmert is a Professor and Executive Head of the Institute of Exercise Training and Sport Informatics at the German Sport University Cologne. From 2009 to 2016, he was Institute Director at the Institute for Cognition and Sports Game Research at the German Sport University Cologne. In 2003, he received his PhD (award: dvs Young Scientist Award, bronze) and habilitated in 2008 at the Elite University of Heidelberg (award: DOSB Science Award, bronze). In 2014, he was a visiting professor at the University of Vienna. His scientific work focuses on movement science (cognition and motor function), sports psychology (attention and motivation), and computer science in sports (Big Data, pattern recognition and simulation).


According to a publicly accessible database of the world's top 100,000 scientists (, he ranks first in Germany in the field of "Sport Science". He has an H-index of 52 (i10-index 162) and has raised more than 8 million Euros in third-party funding (e.g. BMBF, BISp), including 6 DFG projects in the field of computer science and 5 DFG projects in the field of psychology. In addition, he has completed several research stays (e.g., USA, Canada), won various awards (e.g., DOSB Science Award Bronze, Research Writing Award AAHPERD), serves on international editorial boards, and has published more than 200 articles in international journals, 20 books, and 30 book chapters. From 2009 to 2013 he was executive director of asp (Association for Sport Psychology), from 2012 to 2016 he was editor of the Journal of Sport Science (behavioral science section), from 2016 to 2018 he was associate editor (psychology) for the journal Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, from 2017 to 2021 for the Journal of Sport Psychology, and since 2009 he is deputy speaker of the dvs commission "Team Sports". He holds coaching licenses in the sports of soccer, tennis, snowboarding as well as alpine skiing and is editor and author of textbooks on modern soccer training. His institute cooperates with various Bundesliga soccer teams, the German national soccer team and DAX companies and organizes the first international master's degree course in "Match Analysis".

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