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Jivka Ovtcharova

Head of the Institute for Information Management in Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Jivka Ovtcharova has been a professor and head of the Institute for Information Management in Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology since 2003. Since 2004 she has been also a director for Intelligent Systems and Production Engineering at the Research Center for Computer Science in Karlsruhe. She holds a double doctorate in mechanical engineering as well as in computer science and worked in the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the Fraunhofer Society and in the automotive industry. Her competence lies in the inspiring interplay between engineering, computer sciences and social development. With her credo for “Resourceful Humans” she addresses technical as well as cultural-philosophical aspects of Product Lifecycle Management, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Engineering, Digital Twins and Digital Ecosystems. Prof. Ovtcharova is the founder of a Lifecycle Engineering Solutions Center and a Center for Artificial Intelligence Talents. She has won several awards for her scientific work, is one of the 25 Women for the Digital Future in Germany according to the media platform EDITION F, a peer reviewer and keynote speaker, a Senator in the Senate of Economy Europe, and a member of various supervisory boards.