Mario Trapp is Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS.
In 2005, he obtained his PhD with distinction from the University of Kaiserslautern, where he also did his habilitation in 2016. In 2005, he joined Fraunhofer IESE, where he was initially responsible as a department head for the topic area of safety-critical software before being head of the “Embedded Systems” division from 2009 to 2017. After being appointed Acting Director of Fraunhofer ESK (today Fraunhofer IKS) effective January 1, 2018, he assumed this role on a permanent basis on May 1, 2019.
For many years, Mario Trapp has been contributing his expertise in the development of innovative embedded systems in the context of successful partner projects, in cooperation with both leading international corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises. His current personal research focus is on safety assurance for autonomous and distributed systems, which form the technological basis of many future scenarios such as Industrie 4.0 or automated driving.
Mario Trapp is the author of numerous international scientific publications and teaches as an apl. Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Kaiserslautern.