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Prof. Dr. Sonja Schimmler

Research Group Lead
Sonja Schimmler

Sonja Schimmler is a visiting professor for research data infrastructure at Technische Universität Berlin. At the same time, she is research group lead at Fraunhofer FOKUS.

She 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.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Group Lead

Research Focus: Organising Knowledge

Since 15.9.2022:

Research Group „Digitalization and Opening up of Science

Until 14.9.2022:

Research Group „Digitalization of Science

Fraunhofer FOKUS, TU Berlin