Claudia Müller-Birn
Professor «Human-Centered Computing» | Institute of Computer Science | Freie Universität Berlin

We interact with technology daily but rarely reflect on how it affects our lives. Yet, we find more and more examples of how our interactions do not contribute to our well-being. For this reason, I am passionate about designing the interaction between humans and computers more responsibly: This is what I call ``meaningful interaction’’ in human–computer collaboration.

My vision is to advance the research and the design of socially responsible technologies of human–computer collaboration by investigating the interconnectedness of humans, data, algorithms, and environments based on critical-reflexive practices.

My interdisciplinary research is positioned at the intersection of human–computer interaction, collaborative computing, and socioinformatics. Thereby, I advocate the use and development of open-source software, the principles of open science, and open access to scholarly knowledge.


Recent Publications

«From Critical Technical Practice to Reflexive Data Science», 2022, Journal «Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies (Sage)
Simon David Hirsbrunner , Michael Tebbe , Claudia Müller-Birn
«Using Metaphorical Design to Reveal New Perspectives in Systems Design – Insights From a Participatory Design Workshop for Research Data Platforms», 2022, NordiCHI '22: Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Veronika Weiß , Sonja Schimmler , Bernhard Preim , Claudia Müller-Birn
«Am I Private and If So, how Many? Communicating Privacy Guarantees of Differential Privacy with Risk Communication Formats», 2022, Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
Daniel Franzen , Saskia Nuñez von Voigt , Peter Sörries , Florian Tschorsch , Claudia Müller-Birn
«Unfolding Values through Systematic Guidance - Conducting a Value-Centered Participatory Workshop for a Patient-Oriented Data Donation», 2022, Proceedings of Mensch und Computer 2022
David Leimstädtner , Peter Sörries , Claudia Müller-Birn
«Explanation Strategies as an Empirical-Analytical Lens for Socio-Technical Contextualization of Machine Learning Interpretability», 2022, Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 6, Issue GROUP, January 2022
Jesse Josua Benjamin , Christoph Kinkeldey , Claudia Müller-Birn , Tim Korjakow , Eva-Maria Herbst

Current Research Projects

«enkis» Establishment of Sustainable Study Programs for Responsible Artificial Intelligence at the Freie Universität Berlin (BMBF funded)
«FreeMove» Transdisciplinary Exploration of Privacy-aware Provision of Movement Data for Sustainable Urban Mobility (BMBF funded)
«WerteRadar» Donating Health Data with Sovereignty (BMBF funded)
«RAS» Designing Responsible Filtering Techniques in the Context of Robotic Assisted Surgery (DFG funded)