Katrin Berkler is Head of Press and Public Relations at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS. After studying Cultural, Media and Economic Sciences at the Universities of Siegen and Orléans (France) and working as a research assistant at a chair of Media Science in Siegen and at the Siegen Institute for small and medium-sized enterprises, she joined the Fraunhofer Institute SCAI in 2009, working in the field of marketing and communications.
Since 2010, she has been in charge of PR activities at Fraunhofer IAIS. In her role as Head of Communications she is responsible for numerous strategic projects and initiatives in all aspects of communication and public relations. Since 2014, Katrin Berkler has also been in charge of public relations for the Fraunhofer Alliance Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, a network of over 30 Fraunhofer Institutes for cross-sector research and technology development in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. In addition, she and her team are responsible for the press and public relations of the Lamarr Institute and the Competence Center Machine Learning Rhine-Ruhr (ML2R), the Competence Platform KI.NRW, the Fraunhofer Research Center Machine Learning as well as the Roberta Initiative, one of the largest initiatives for digital education in Germany.