Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo J. Timm holds the chair at the University of Trier, is team leader at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), co-spokesperson of the GI-Fachbereich KI (FBKI) and member of the Zukunftsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit (ZOES e.V.). After studying computer science, he worked at the Universities of Bremen, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, TU Ilmenau, and Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, most recently as a professor of business informatics and simulation before accepting an appointment at the University of Trier in 2010. His research focuses on cognitive social simulation and distributed AI. The focus is on autonomous software systems, intelligent assistance systems, cognitive decision models, social interaction of autonomous systems and (social) simulation. His current research includes, for example, information management and cognitive social simulation for community crisis management in the COVID-19 pandemic.