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Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth


Technische Universität Berlin
EECS, Open Distributed Systems (ODS)

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