SIRA is a non-profit association representing the professors and lecturers of the Informatics Departments of the Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology and universities of applied sciences. The goals of SIRA are to foster national and international collaboration within the ICT research community and to promote the visibility and recognition of research and advanced education in ICT and its related fields performed in Switzerland.
SIRA achieves these goals by working to influence policy that impacts ICT research, coordinate ICT related efforts in research and advanced education both within Switzerland and with organizations abroad, and cultivating communication with industry, government, the media, and the general public.
The SIRA members are those professors and lecturers of the Informatics Departments of the Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology and universities of applied sciences who have been registered with SIRA by their respective departments.
As of November 2020, the SIRA Board consists of
Christian Tschudin, President
Martin Glinz, Board member, past president
Matthias Grossglauser, Board member
Siegfried Handschuh, Board member, treasurer
Matthias Hauswirth, Board member
Christine Legner, Board member