Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - Ulrich Trottenberg took over the presidency of the 'Fraunhofer Center of Institutes', Schloss Birlinghoven, on 1st July 2006. The 'center of institutes Schloss Birlinghoven' gathers all research institutes at the Birlinghoven campus. With some 500 scientists, it is the largest center for information technology of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. During his presidency Trottenberg intends to make the leading role of the institute center more visible. He is planning to do this by numerous events/meetings for industry, research, politics and the general public.
Ulrich Trottenberg holds the chair for Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the Department for Mathematics at the University of Cologne. He also is the head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI) and vice chairman of the Fraunhofer Research Group for Informa-tion and Communication Technology (ICT). In addition he heads the Department of Simulation and Software Technology of the German Aerospace Center. Current research topics of the Fraunhofer Center of Institutes are the extension of the world-wide web to information technology services, the handling of the data flood with automatic extraction of knowledge from data (datamining) and Human-Machine Interaction.