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International Advisory Board

Research conducted by the FAIR-scholars and FAIR-fellows is supported by an international advisory board. The board members are leading scholars across the fields of education (including special education and learning analytics), psychology, sociology, statistics, data science (including educational data science), and research methods. The board members ensure that FAIR focuses on cutting-edge research, provide opportunities for collaboration, and support the dissemination of research conducted in FAIR. 

Empirical Educational Research

Prof. Matthew Bernacki, Ph.D.

portrait of Matthew Bernacki © The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina
Learning Sciences, Interventions

Empirical Social Research

Prof. Dr. Andreas Diekmann

portrait of Andreas Diekmann © Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin e. V.

Leipzig University & ETH Zürich
Sociological Methods/Models

Empirical Rehabilitation Research

Prof. Lynn S. Fuchs, Ph.D.

portrait of Lynn Fuchs © Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University
Special Education, Assessment


Prof. Dr. Carolin Strobl

portrait of Carolin Strobl © Sonja Ruckstuhl Fotografie

Universität Zürich
Statistical Learning, Psychological Methods

Data Science, Algorithm Design and Computational Theory

Prof. Jeff M. Phillips, Ph.D.

portrait of Jeff M. Philipps © University of Utah

University of Utah
Algorithms for Big Data, Geometric Data Analysis

Educational Data Science

Prof. Hiroki Ogata, Ph.D.

© FAIR​/​TU Dortmund

Kyoto University
Learning Analytics, Educational Data Science, Educational Data Mining

Location & approach

The campus of the TU Dortmund University is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus.  The university is signposted at both exits. All FAIR PIs have offices on the North Campus. FAIR's main offices will be located a bit off the North Campus on Martin-Schmeisser-Weg 17 (parking behind the building).

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 15 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Verkehrsverbundes Rhein-Ruhr, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

From Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes just over 20 minutes to Dortmund main station and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.