Director Fraunhofer FOKUS (Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems) Institute and Technical University 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 and since November 2020 he is spokesman of Fraunhofer’s competence network quantum computing. In addition, he is member of the board of directors of the Fraunhofer Academy.
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, the latest one being the “Test-of-Time Award” of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, and is active in many scientific and political committees around digitization: as a Director at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, 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).