Stefanie Reese is Full Professor at RWTH Aachen University and Director of the Institute of Applied Mechanics (IFAM) in Aachen, Germany, which she established in 2010. After receiving her Dr.-Ing. degree in 1994 from the Technische Universität Darmstadt and postdoc stays at the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and the University of Capetown (South Africa) she became in the year 2000 Professor at the Ruhr University Bochum. From 2005 until 2009 she was Full Professor (W3) at the Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina at Braunschweig. Her work is in the area of computational mechanics. The focus is on continuum mechanical and data-driven modeling of materials, model reduction as well as finite element technology. Since November 2021 she also holds the position of Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University.