The DSC is directed by Rolf Drechsler as spokesperson and Andreas Breiter as deputy spokesperson. Lena Steinmann coordinates the activities of the DSC and is your contact person for all inquiries. Our research associate Christopher Metz supports the DSC with his expertise in the areas of artificial intelligence and high-performance computing.

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Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler


Rolf Drechsler

Phone: +49 (421) 218 - 63932
Email: drechsler@uni-bremen.de

As co-founder and spokesperson of the DSC, Rolf Drechsler represents the institute's interests both inside and outside the university. Together with the deputy spokesperson, he defines the strategy of the DSC and directs the research, training, and transfer projects with the aim of promoting innovation in the field of data science.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter

Deputy spokesperson

Andreas Breiter

Phone: +49 (421) 218 - 56571
Email: abreiter@uni-bremen.de

Andreas Breiter is co-founder and deputy spokesperson of the DSC. He contributes significantly to the development and implementation of the strategic goals of the institute. In cooperation with the spokesperson, he steers and monitors the activities of the DSC and defines the principles of its scientific orientation.

Dr. Lena Steinmann

Scientific coordinator

Lena Steinmann

Phone: +49 (421) 218 - 63941
Email: lena.steinmann@uni-bremen.de

Lena Steinmann coordinates the activities of the DSC including interdisciplinary collaborations, science communication, public relations as well as the acquisition of third-party funding and is available for all questions and suggestions.


Christopher Metz, M.Sc.

Data Science Support

Christopher Metz

Phone: +49 (421) 218 - 63942
Email: cmetz@uni-bremen.de

Christopher Metz is a computer scientist with a focus on distributed and mobile applications. At DSC, he is responsible for the IT services and their management. He supports researchers in the development and programming of data science techniques and is interested in artificial intelligence as well as infrastructure for high-performance computing. In the context of his PhD he is working on selection processes of machine learning accelerators like graphics cards.

Dipl.-Soc. Heike Thöricht

Data Steward

Heike Thöricht

Phone: +49 (421) 218 - 63939
Email: heike.thoericht@uni-bremen.de

As a data steward for social sciences and humanities, I advise on the handling of research data along the entire research data cycle. If you have any questions about FAIR principles, data management plans and the publication of your research data, I will be happy to advise you.

Sana Hassan Imam

Doctoral Candidate

Sana Hassan Imam

Phone: +49 (421) 218 - 63954
Email: sanahassan@uni-bremen.de

Sana Hassan Imam is currently pursuing her PhD at the DSC / in the Department of Computer Sciences and working on a collaborative project with the Department of Business Studies and Economics. Her research interests include data mining, data management and data processing for Fintech-oriented online collaborative communities and platforms through machine learning, explainable AI and natural language processing.


Svenja Goers

Svenja Goers

Email: dsc-edu@uni-bremen.de

Svenja Goers supports the DSC in public relations, website maintenance and event management esp. in the area of training.


Dr. Julian Lilkendey
Data Steward
Data Science Center

Dr. Sandra Zänkert
Data Steward
Data Science Center