PROF. DR.-Ing. RALPH BRUDER
Scientific Advisory Committee Member for Ergonomics at the Schreibmotorik Institut
Full-time vice president of the Darmstadt University of Technology and Director of the Institute of Ergonomics (IAD) in Darmstadt. He studied electrical engineering at the (then) Darmstadt University of Technology and, from 1988 to 1996, was a research fellow at the Institute of Ergonomics at Darmstadt University of Technology. He did his doctorate at the IAD in 1992 and wrote his dissertation on the application of artificial intelligence in ergonomics. From 1996 to 2005, he was university professor of design ergonomics at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Director of the Institute of Ergonomics and Design Research, which he founded in 2002. From 2003 to 2006, he was President and Managing Director of the Zollverein School of Management and Design. Since 2006, he has been university professor of ergonomics and Director of the high-profile Institute of Ergonomics at Darmstadt University of Technology. Professor Bruder is President of the Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (German Ergonomics Society) and, since October, has been Scientific Director of the Ingenium – Young Researchers.