Advisory Board

The Advisory Board supports the MCDS and advises it on issues related to the scientific work program. On 26 September 2023, all members were confirmed in office for (another) three years. The MCDS would like to thank the members of the advisory board for their commitment.

Prof. Bernd Bischl holds the Chair of Statistical Learning and Data Science at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and is co-director of the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML), one of the national centers of excellence for machine learning in Germany.

Prof. Sabine Gless has been a full professor of criminal law and criminal procedure at the University of Basel since 2005. Her research focuses, on the one hand, on international criminal law and, on the other hand, on legal issues related to the digitalization of our living environment.

Prof. Iryna Gurevych is a Full Professorat the Computer Science Department of the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany and head of the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab. She has a strong background in information extraction, semantic text processing, machine learning and innovative applications of NLP to social sciences and humanities.

Prof. Lynda Hardman is a Principal Researcher & Strategist and a member of the Human-Centered Data Analytics research group at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She was the director of Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) 2018–2023, a regional ecosystem for data science researchers from academia, industry and government.  Since 2021 she has been a member of the COST Scientific Committee and of the SURF Scientific Technical Council (WTR). Moreover, Prof. Hardman is a professor of Multimedia Discourse Interaction at the University of Utrecht.

Prof. Ralph Hertwig is director of the research area Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. He is, among other things, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, in the section “Psychology and Cognitive Sciences”. His research interests include decision-making processes as well as models of rationality.

Prof. Frauke Kreuter is the Professor of Statistics and Data Science in Social Sciences and the Humanities at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Prior to this position she held the Professorship for Social Data Science and Methodology at the School of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim to which she remains closely connected. Moreover, she is the founder of the International Program for Survey and Data Science (IPSDS). She served on the MCDS Board of Directors from 2020 to 2023 and was instrumental in establishing the Center.