Department Head »Cognitive Software Systems Engineering« am Fraunhofer IKS
»To me, Safe Intelligence is the design of cognitive systems that still work when they get into situations that were unpredictable at development time.«
Dr.-Ing. Núria Mata studied electrical engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona) and has a PhD in computer science. After completing her PhD, she worked for 20 years at the automotive tool’s supplier ETAS GmbH (Bosch Group) as a software developer, product engineer and senior consultant, among other positions. She participated in a number of customer and technology projects of vehicle manufacturers and ECU suppliers in the field of embedded software and safety.
In October 2021, she joined Fraunhofer IKS as head of the new Cognitive Software Systems Engineering (CSE) department, focusing on the design and engineering of software-based open systems, which are able to perceive the environment, predict relevant upcoming changes and adapt the functionality to the context, while ensuring safety. Such systems shall still function when they encounter situations that were completely unpredictable at development time.