Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin and Professor for Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems at the Technical University Berlin. Her research interests include urban data platforms, critical infrastructures, networking, conformance, interoperability, security and certification. Schieferdecker received a PhD in electrical engineering from Technical University Berlin.
She is President of the Association for Software Quality and Education (ASQF), member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), and member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Furthermore, she is spokesperson for the Smart City Network Berlin and Steering Committee member of the Research Platform (Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform). In 2017, she became Founding Director of the Weizenbaum-Institute for the Networked Society, the German Internet-Institute.