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Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth


Technische Universität Berlin

HFT 3, Einsteinufer 25, D-10587 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth


Fellow | BIFOLD

Principal Investigator | Board Weizenbaum Institute

Principal Investigator | Einstein Center Digital Future

Principle Investigator | Fraunhofer Center of Excellence “Digital Networking”

Full Professor for Open Distributed Systems | Technische Universität Berlin

Managing Director | Frauhofer Fokus, Berlin

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).

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

  • Distributed information systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Data stream processing and Linked Data
  • Semantics and AI

Jicheng Yuan, Anh Le-Tuan, Manh Nguyen-Duc, Trung-Kien Tran, Manfred Hauswirth, Danh Le-Phuoc

VisionKG: Unleashing the Power of Visual Datasets via Knowledge Graph

March 28, 2024

Anh Le-Tuan, Carlos Franzreb, Danh Le Phuoc, Sonja Schimmler, Manfred Hauswirth

Towards Building Live Open Scientific Knowledge Graphs

August 16, 2022

Data Management| Apr 29, 2024

BIFOLD papers accepted at the CVPR and ESWC 2024

The BIFOLD research project "Unified Processing Model for Distributed Stream Reasoning" released two preprints on Open Distributed Systems, which will be presented at the CVPR 2024 and ESWC 2024 conferences.

Data Management| Oct 29, 2021

Award for paper on processing semantic data streams

Congratulations to BIFOLD Fellow Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth and BIFOLD Junior Fellow Dr. Danh Le-Phuoc: At the International Semantic Web Conference 2021 (ISWC-2021), their paper “A Native and Adaptive Approach for Unified Processing of Linked Streams and Linked Data” achieved 2nd place for the “SWSA Ten-Year Award” with an honourable mention.

BIFOLD Update| Aug 06, 2020

An overview of the current state of research in BIFOLD

Since the official announcement of the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data in January 2020, BIFOLD researchers achieved a wide array of advancements in the domains of Machine Learning and Big Data Management as well as in a variety of application areas by developing new Systems and creating impactfull publications. The following summary provides an overview of recent research activities and successes.