In short

I am independent researcher and honorary professor at Technische Universit{\"a}t Berlin on Software-Based Innovation. Before, I was Director-General for Research for Technological Sovereignty and Innovation at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Professor for Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems (QDS) at Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and Director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute. I am member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and honorary member of the German Testing Board (GTB). Beside other things, I was member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), the Science Platform Sustainability 2030 (WPN2030), the Board of Technologiestiftung Berlin (TSB) and of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA). I received awards for my scientific work such as Deutscher Preis für Software-Qualität (DPSQ), EUREKA Innovation Award and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Award for Young Professors.

My major steps in applied research.

Although I spent my professional life basically in Berlin, I had the joy to work internationally as well as on different topics and with very different partners from research, industry, NGOs and government. Below, I share with you some of my motivations and thoughts.