While I am not Meredith Brooks, I am still a lot of things:

  • a researcher
  • a philosopher
  • a computer scientist
  • an entrepreneur
  • a founder of a think tank
  • a demanded interview partner
  • a consultant and expert
  • a blogger
  • a fiancé
  • a cat owner…

But let’s better start the canonical way: I’m a doctoral researcher at Saarland University in computer science and philosophy.

My research interests in philosophy concern issues in moral and political philosophy, normative ethics, decision & game theory, and questions of computer ethics. In computer science, my research interests concern issues in machine ethics, machine explainability and explainable AI (XAI). Find some of my publications on Google Scholar.

I am currently part of the project Explainable Intelligent Systems at Saarland University, funded by Volkswagen Stiftung. As such I am both, part of the chair of Practical Philosophy and the group for Dependable Systems and Software.

Together with Holger Hermanns and Sarah Sterz, I brought to life the award-winning lecture series Ethics for Nerds. Besides that, I thaught some courses in normative ethics and computer ethics.

Soon I became the official expert contact person for journalists of my university for everything where philosophy meets computer science. (Interested in my expertise? Contact me via mail or twitter.) Accordingly, I had some media appearances and gave quite some public talks (cf. my CV). The rising number of requests regarding consulting and cooperation from politics and public agents nudged me and some people from education, the law, psychology, politics and philosophy with similar profiles and interests to the founding of the Saarlandian think tank for good digitization: Algoright.