We welcome Prof. Sascha Alda as new Scientific Director at the b-it

Professor Sascha Alda becomes new Scientific Director at the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it) on the part of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and succeeds Professor Nico Hochgeschwender, who is leaving the university.

Welcome Professor Alda. It's great to have you on board!

Alda is currently Dean of the Department of Computer Science at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and is the fourth Scientific Director of b-it from the ranks of the Department of Computer Science. Prof. Dr Kurt Ulrich Witt, one of the founding directors of b-it, was succeeded by Prof. Dr Paul Plöger in 2016, followed by Prof. Dr Nico Hochgeschwender in 2022, who will leave the university in September 2023. A suitable successor has been found in Professor Alda, who was a lecturer at b-it in the field of software engineering from 2005 to 2006 and is already well networked as a result.

His aim is to shape the digital transformation in exchange with business and society and to focus on data science and its application areas media, life sciences and autonomous systems.