About us

Board of Directors

The bidt’s board of directors comprises top academics from a range of fields, equipped with broad experience in leading key scientific projects in top research institutes. Our strongly interdisciplinary approach has brought together experts from information science, economics and business administration, law, sociology, media science, philosophy and political science, all having well-established far-reaching national and international contacts, outstanding actors in science and practice.

Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner
Head of the bidt board of directors, Technical University of Munich,
Chair of Software & Systems Engineering
Prof. Dr. Andreas Boes
ISF Munich – Institute for Social Science Research
Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid
University of Bamberg
Chair of Applied Computer Sciences / Cognitive Systems

Other Members of the Directorate

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg
Department of Computer Science
Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich
Prof. Dr. Dirk Heckmann
Technical University of Munich & Member of the Bavarian Constitutional Court
Chair of Law and Security of Digitization
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Institute for Information Systems and New Media
Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf
Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg
Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Julian Nida-Rümelin

Former Minister of State & Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Chair of Philosophy and Political Theory

Prof. Dr. Hannah Schmid-Petri
University of Passau
Chair of Science Communication