FIAS - Boards

Scientific Director

The Scientific Director, Prof. Dr. Eckhard Elsen, is the governing body of FIAS, controlling and steering the work of the institute. In particular, he ensures that the strategic goals of FIAS are being met. He decides on appointments at the Fellow level, except for Senior Fellow level, where he contributes to the decision together with the Board of Trustees and Scientific Advisory Board. In his absence, his deputy, Prof. Dr Volker Lindenstruth, takes over these tasks.

Eckhard Elsen

Prof. Dr. Eckhard Elsen

Prof. Dr. Volker Lindenstruth

Computer Sciences and AI Systems

Board of Trustees (Stiftungsrat)

The Board of Trustees supervises the Board of Directors and appoints its members. It decides on the budget of FIAS and advises the Board of Directors in all matters of strategic importance.

Board of Trustees

Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Mosbrugger (chairman)
  • Stephan Rapp
  • Senator E.h. Ekkehardt Sättele
  • Prof. Dr. Enrico Schleiff
  • Dr. Andreas Widl

Scientific Advisory Board


  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Achatz
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Dötsch (Speaker)
  • Prof. Dr. Owe Philipsen


    • Prof. Dr. Alberta Bonanni
    • Prof. Dr. Edda Klipp
    • PD Dr. Aneta Koseska
    • Dr. Luciano Musa
    • Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider
    • Prof. Dr. Arndt von Haeseler