A panel of renowned expert lecturers from the area of IT Law and Legal Informatics including:

Prof. Dr. Georg Borges

Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

  • Since 2014, Prof. Dr. Georg Borges, has held the Professorial Chair of Civil Law, Legal Informatics, German and International Business Law and Legal Theory at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany and is the managing director of the University’s Institute of Legal Informatics.
  • Studied law University of Frankfurt/Main, the University of Geneva and the University of Bonn and also studied economics at the Fern Universität Hagen.
  • Post-graduation Prof. Borges practiced as a lawyer and worked as research associate at the University of Cologne, before being promoted to the position of a professor in 2004. From 2004 to 2014, he was Professor of Law at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He also sat as a Judge at the State Court of Appeals, Hamm Circuit for several years and dealt with numerous corporate and commercial civil law matters.
  • Current research focuses on topics related to autonomous systems, the internet of things, cloud computing and German and European Data Protection Law.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Brodowski

Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

  • Since 2018 Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Brodowski has been a junior professor for criminal law and criminal procedural law.
  • Since 2013, Assistant lecturer at the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences for the career integrated master's program "Digital Forensics.
    Studied law at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and completed his LL.M. at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • After his doctorate, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Brodowski worked as research associate at the Open Competence Centre for Cyber Security and the Institute for Criminal Science and Philosophy of Law at Goethe University.
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Brodowski is a Senior Fellow at Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Centre for Business Ethics Research, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Research expertise in the areas of criminal law, digitalization and IT-Security, Foundations and limits of criminal law, and Europeanization and Internationalization of Criminal law and Criminal procedural law.

Prof. Dr. Raja Chatila

Sorbonne University, Paris, France

  • Prof. Dr. Raja Chatila is the Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Ethics at Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.
  • Raja Chatila is chair of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. He is a member of the High-Level Expert Group on AI with the European Commission and of the Commission on the Ethics of Research in Digital Science and Technology in France.
  • He is the former director of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics and leads the SMART Laboratory of Excellence on Human-Machine Interactions. He was the President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 2014-2015. He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award.
  • He has contributed in several areas of Artificial Intelligence and autonomous and interactive Robotics along his career. His research interests focus currently on human-robot interaction, machine learning and ethics.

Prof. Dr. Mario Fritz

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

  • Prof. Dr. Mario Fritz is a professor at Saarland University and a faculty member of the CISPA Helmhotz Centre for Information Security. 
  • Prof. Fritz completed his masters in Computer Science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and a Ph.D. at the Techinische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Previously, worked as a Senior Researcher at the Max-Planck Institut für Informatik and is the leading scientist at the new Helmhotz Centre for Information Security.
  • Prof. Fritz’s research is on the Trustworthy Information Processing with a focus on the intersection of AI & Machine Learning with Security & Privacy.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge

Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge is the juris-Professor of Legal Informatics at the Saarland University
  • Prof. Sorge completed his studies at Information Engineering and Management at the University of Karlsruhe.
  • Previously worked research scientist at NEC Laboratories Europe and as an assistant professor at the University of Paderborn. 
  • Together with Prof. Dr. Georg Borges he is a director at the Institute of Legal Informatics.
  • Prof. Sorge’s research interests lie in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, applications of cryptography in network security, and informational law issues related to security and data protection.

Prof. Dr. Erich Schweighofer                                                    

University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 

  • Prof. Dr. Erich Schweighofer is head of the interdisciplinary Centre for Computers and Law at the  University of Vienna.  
  • Prof. Schweighofer is teaching at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna. 
  • Prof. Schweighofer is an internationally renown expert on all fields of Legal Informatics and a Scholar of International Law and European Law.