We are living in a world defined by technological change. Smart homes, self-driving cars, the Internet of Things, and intelligent personal assistants have ceased to be mere fantasies in science fiction novels. In the decades to come, (semi-)intelligent digital agents based on artificial intelligence will be part of our everyday lives. To remain empowered citizens capable of meaningful, informed decision-making, we must address potential consequences as early as possible. Therefore, I consider future-oriented research to be a crucial challenge that I gladly contribute to.


Projects

SAMT 2021
Gutachten zur Medienvielfalt und Transparenz bei Sprachassistenten” (Expertise on media diversity and transparency in voice-based assistants)

Summer School 2019
Voice Interaction and Voice Assistants in Health Care” (together with an interdisciplinary and international Team at TU Dresden)

Smart Home Lab since 2017
Assistance, research and management of the Smart Home Lab at the Institute of Media and Communication, TU Dresden headed by Sven Engesser.

Doctoral Thesis 2017–2021
”Perception of Voice-Based Agents as Social Actors” at TU Dresden.
The project’s key questions are: Are voice-based assistants perceived as social actors? If so, what characteristics do they and the interaction with them possess, and which contexts are influencing this perception?

SESAM 2012 – 2014
Software Engineering Sozialer und Allgegenwärtiger Medien” at TU Dresden (interdisziplinary project, fundamental research, funded by ESF, SAB and Saxony)