Curriculum Vitae

Education

Diplom (Dipl.-Ing), 1987, RWTH Aachen, Electrical Engineering
Promotion (Dr.-Ing) "summa cum laude", 1991, RWTH Aachen, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

Modeling of distributed embedded systems in automation and control regarding dependability and usability , Human Machine Interaction in process engineering of complex machines and plants

Faculty/ University Tasks

1991 - 2000R&D works at Siempelkamp Machinery and Plant Manufacturer and ATR Electronics on the field of control engineering of complex machines and plants
1996 - 1998Professor and director of the Chair of Automation at the department of Electrical Engineering, distance learning university Hagen
2000 - 2006Director of the Chair of Automation/Process Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Media Technology, University of Wuppertal 2003, Childcare (4 months)
2006 – 2009Director of the Chair of Embedded Systems, faculty of Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, University of Kassel
Since 2009Director of the Institute of Automation and Information Systems (former: information technology in mechanical engineering), faculty of mechanical engineering, Technische Universität München
Since 2014Guest Professor in Mechanical Engineering in the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS), University of Cincinnati Starting

Career

1991 - 2000R&D works at Siempelkamp Machinery and Plant Manufacturer and ATR Electronics on the field of control engineering of complex machines and plants
1996 - 1998Professor and director of the Chair of Automation at the department of Electrical Engineering, distance learning university Hagen
2000 - 2006Director of the Chair of Automation/Process Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Media Technology, University of Wuppertal 2003, Childcare (4 months)
2006 – 2009Director of the Chair of Embedded Systems, faculty of Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, University of Kassel
Since 2009Director of the Institute of Automation and Information Systems (former: information technology in mechanical engineering), faculty of mechanical engineering, Technische Universität München
Since 2014Guest Professor in Mechanical Engineering in the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS), University of Cincinnati Starting

Honors and Awards

November 1989Adam Opel Award, 21st ISATA, Wiesbaden
October 1990GfR-promoting award 1990 for extraordinary technical-scientific works in the field of integration of humanisation and rationalisation
Juni 1991Borchers-Badge of RWTH Aachen (University)
November 2005Special Award of Initiative D21 “Get the best” – more women into research

Selected Services

1998 - 2005Spokeswoman for the EP group (Real-Time programming – PEARL), Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI, Association for Informatics), 2005-2007 proxy Spokeswoman
2001 - 2003Member of the advisory board and vice chairwoman at KfIT (field of competence for information technology) of VDI (Association of German Engineers)
Since 2012Senior member IEEE
2012-2014Vice chair of the Technical Committee „3.1 Computers for Control“, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
Since 2013Chair of VDI/VDE-GMA FA 5.15 „Agentensysteme“
Since November 2013Spokeswoman Collaborative Research Centre SFB 768: Managing cycles in innovation processes – integrated development of product-service systems based on technical products
Since 2014

Member of the board of trustees of Deutsches Museum

Since November 2015Member of the national academy of science and engineering (acatech)

Editorships

2002 – 2009Editor in Chief, atp – Automation Technology in Practice
2003 – 2009atp international – Automation Technology in Practice, Oldenbourg Editor in Chief, since September 2005 "IFAC-affiliated journal"
2013Track chair “Information Automation”, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)
2013Track co-chair T5- Human-Machine Interfaces, 11th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
2013Committee of the Workshop "Modern Software Engineering Methods for Industrial Automation" (MoSEMInA)
2015Associated Editor IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII)