Sonja Schimmler leads the research group "Digitalisation and Science" at the Weizenbaum Institute and at Fraunhofer FOKUS. She is also an associated researcher at the Technical University of Berlin.

In her research, she focuses on the digitalisation and opening up of science and puts a special emphasis on research data infrastructures. Her research interests range from semantic web and linked data over data science and artificial intelligence to software engineering and human-centered computing. She is doing excellent, interdisciplinary and application-oriented research.

She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich. She studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich and at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).