Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker is Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin and holds a professorship on "Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems" at the Technische Universität Berlin. Her research interests include critical infrastructures, communication networks, conformance, interoperability, security, and testing and certification. Schieferdecker received her PhD in electrical engineering from Technische Universität Berlin.
She is President of the Association for Software Quality and Education (ASQF) and member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), IEEE, ACM, GI, and of the German Testing Board (GTB). Her research results include major contributions to test automation platforms (such as TTCN-3), model-based testing (such as UTP), risk-based testing, and also to ICT solutions for smart cities (such as Open Data or urban data platforms).