In short

I am an independent researcher and honorary professor of software-based innovation at the Technical University of Berlin. Previously, I was Director General for Research for Technological Sovereignty and Innovation at the German 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 the Technical University of Berlin (TUB), and Director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society - The German Internet Institute. I am a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and an honorary member of the German Testing Board (GTB). I have been a member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), the Science Platform on Sustainability 2030 (WPN2030), the board of directors of the Technologiestiftung Berlin (TSB) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and chairwoman of the supervisory board of the Helmholtz Centre for Information Security (CISPA). I have received awards for my scientific work such as the German Prize for Software Quality (DPSQ), the Eureka Innovation Award and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Prize 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.