Professor Maaß is Professor of Business Administration, especially Business Informatics in Service Management, Professor of Computer Science (co-opted) at Saarland University, Scientific Director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook University, NY. He studied computer science at the RWTH Aachen, as well as at Saarland University. His PhD in computer science was funded by a DFG scholarship from the graduate college "Cognitive Science". He was a post-doc at the Institute of Technology Management (ITEM), as well as at the Institute for Media and Communications Management (MCM) at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, where he also obtained his habilitation. Previously, he was a Lecturer at HSG and Professor of Media Informatics at the Hochschule Furtwangen (HFU). He was a visiting professor at the Department of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology at the University of Texas (M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2009), and at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY (2016). In his research, he investigates the transformation of the industrial sector using artificial intelligence applications.
Wolfgangs field of research are information systems including Ubiquitous Information Systems (UIS) with a focus on smart products, Internet of Things, intelligent information systems, conceptual modeling, electronic knowledge markets, and paid content.