Sonja Schimmler is research group lead at Fraunhofer FOKUS and at Technical University of Berlin.
She is head of the research group 'Digitalization and Opening up of Science' at Weizenbaum Institute and is principal investigator of the project 'A Digital Research Space for the BUA' within the Berlin University Alliance. She is also actively involved in the NFDI initiative, as spokesperson of the consortium NFDI4DataScience, and as co-spokesperson of the consortium NFDI4Cat, the initiative Base4NFDI, and the Section Common Infrastructures.
In her research, she focuses on the digitalisation and opening up of science and 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 holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich. She studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich and at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).