Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker is Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin and is Professor for Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems at the Technical University Berlin. Her research interests include critical infrastructures, communication networks, conformance, interoperability, security, testing, and certification. She received her PhD in electrical engineering from Technical University Berlin.

Schieferdecker is President of the Association for Software Quality and Education (ASQF) and is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) as well as the German Testing Board (GTB). She is the spokesperson for the Smart City Network Berlin.

Schieferdecker is a member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and of the German Science Platform Sustainability 2030. In 2017, she became founding member of the German Internet Institute.