Our Research Council

The Research Council determines the SDFB's research focuses and priorities. It defines medium and long-term research strategies, oversees the projects and represents the institute externally. The Research Council consists of representatives of the affiliated institutions of higher education and companies.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard M. Buurman

Prof. Dr. Gerhard M. Buurman [President]
Zurich University of the Arts
Founder and head of the Interaction Design Program
Co-founder and member of the board, SDFB

Prof. Dr. Harald C. Gall

Prof. Dr. Harald C. Gall
University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Member of the board, SDFB

Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser, LL.M. [Harv.]

Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser, LL.M. [Harv.]
Harvard University [USA]
Executive Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens
University of Zurich
Director of the Swiss Banking Institute

Prof. Dr. Ludger Hovestadt

Prof. Dr. Ludger Hovestadt
Swiss Federal Institute for Technology Zurich
Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design

Dr. Christian Kruse

Dr. Christian Kruse [Vizepräsident]
Morgan Stanley, Wealth Manager
Co-founder and member of the board, SDFB

Dr. Stefano Mastrogiacomo

Dr. Stefano Mastrogiacomo
Arvetica
Founder and Partner

Lukas Schwitter, dipl. Designer FH

Lukas Schwitter, dipl. Designer FH
Swiss Design Institute for Finance and Banking
Co-founder and member of the board, SDFB

Walter Stulzer, MSc.

Walter Stulzer, MSc.
Nose Design Intelligence AG
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Steffen P. Walz

Dr. Steffen P. Walz
Walz & Seibert Kollektivgesellschaft
CEO, Partner

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