Sonja Schimmler took on a visiting professorship at the Technische Universität Berlin
News from Oct. 10, 2023
Prof. Dr. Sonja Schimmler took on a visiting professorship at the Technische Universität Berlin on October 1, 2023. In the coming years, she will set up and lead the “Research Data Infrastructure” department at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. At the same time, she will continue to work as a research group lead in the Digital Public Services business unit at Fraunhofer FOKUS.
Sonja Schimmler is involved in various third-party-funded projects: She is engaged in the NFDI initiative (National Research Data Infrastructure), as spokesperson for the NFDI4DataScience consortium and as co-spokesperson for the Common Infrastructures section, the Base4NFDI initiative and the NFDI4Cat consortium. She is also active in the BUA (Berlin University Alliance), responsible for the project “A Digital Research Space for the BUA” and at the Weizenbaum Institute, as head of the research group “Digitalization and Opening up of Science”.
Her research focuses on the digitalization and opening up of science. She puts a special emphasis on research data infrastructures. Her research interests range from Semantic Web and Linked Data over Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to Software Engineering and Human-Centered Computing.
She studied computer science at the Technical University of Munich and at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and received her doctorate at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich.