Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth
Prof. Manfred Hauswirth has been the executive director of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS since October 2014 and holds the chair of “Open Distributed Systems” at the Technische Universität Berlin. Since October 2019 Prof. Hauswirth has been co-spokesman for the field of quantum computing at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. In addition, from 2016 to 2018 he was spokesman of Fraunhofer’s Berlin Center for Digital Transformation.
He previously served as Deputy Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Galway, Ireland.
In his research work, he engages particularly with distributed information systems, the internet of things, data stream processing and artificial intelligence. He has won several international awards for his work in these areas and is active in many scientific and political committees around digitization: He is Director at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (the German Internet Institute), and Principle Investigator in the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) and the Helmholtz-Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS). Manfred Hauswirth is also associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing and of the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), member of the IEEE Computer Society Conference Advisory Committee, partner in the Web Science Trust Network of Laboratories (WSTNet) and on the supervisory board of the EIT ICT Labs Germany (European Institute of Technology).
- Data stream processing
- Big Data and analytics
- Cyber-physical systems
- Internet of Things
- Sensor networks and sensor middleware
- Semantic large-scale distributed information systems and applications
- Self-organization and self-management
- Security in distributed systems
Awards and Honors
|2020||ACM Senior Member|
|2014||Semantic Web Challenge, International Semantic Web Conference|
|2013||Best Demo Award Future Internet Assembly (among all EU projects)|
|2012||Internet of Things Challenge|
|2010||Best Demo Award, International Semantic Web Conference|