Andrea Sipka

Andrea Sipka

Deputy Head


Andrea is the deputy head of DSA, based at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). She is a data scientist, an occasional researcher, but primarily an enabler of other people’s research.

Previously, Andrea spent 4 years at IBM Systems R&D, as a software engineer and then release lead, and worked on Data Science for Social Good initiative in the UK as a project and programme manager. In her academic life, she has mostly used data science to study humans and society.

Andrea holds 7 patents, but her most proud invention is her special pumpkin risotto.

  • Data science for social good
  • Tech/Data and Society
  • Natural language processing
  • Kind, collaborative, open academia
  • PhD in Informatics (paused), 2020-2022

    University of Zurich

  • MSc in Data Science, 2017-2019

    University of Padua

  • BSc in Mathematics with Computer Science, 2010-2013

    University of Southampton