Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth
Prof. Dr. Mandfred Hauswirth assumed his new post on October 1, 2014. Concurrently, he took over the professorship in "distributed open systems" at the Technische Universität Berlin.
Hauswirth previously served as Deputy Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Galway, Ireland. DERI is one of the world's largest web research institutions; the members of its Advisory Board include one of the founders of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. In addition to his position at DERI, Hauswirth also holds a professorship at the National University of Ireland. In his research work, the Austrian engages particularly with the internet of things, linked data and semantic web, dynamic data stream systems and distributed information systems.
Hauswirth obtained his graduate degree in engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and his doctoral degree in technical sciences from the Vienna University of Technology. From January 2002 until September 2006, he served as Senior Researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL).
Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker
Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker studied mathematical computer science at the Humboldt University Berlin and did her PhD at the Technische Universität Berlin in 1994. Since 1993 she has been working for the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS and has been holding a professorship since 2016 on "Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems" at the Technische Universität Berlin. Her research interests include urban data platforms, critical infrastructures, networking, conformance, interoperability, security and certification.
She is President of the ASQF and member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Furthermore she is spokesperson for the Smart City Network Berlin and member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) since 2016 and also of the Steering Committee of the Research Platform (Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform) since May 2017. In 2017 she became founding member of the German Internet-Institute in Berlin.