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AOS: situated cognition and cognitive artefacts (‘4E’ cognition, smart environments), naturalism in the philosophy of mind (teleosemantics, evolution of cognition), history and philosophy of cognitive science (AI vs cybernetics)

AOC: philosophy of mind; philosophy of technology; history and philosophy of science; science and technology studies; AI and computer ethics


Alpen-Adria-Universitat Klagenfurt, Austria: Venia Docendi in Philosophy, 2015; reviewers: Holger Lyre, Ursula Renz

Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany: Doctorate in Philosophy, summa cum laude, 2004; supervisors: Alfred Nordmann, Wolfgang Detel

Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt, Germany: Magister Artium (M.A.), with distinction, 1997: Philosophy (major), Sociology and Cultural Anthropology (minors); supervisor: Wolfgang Detel

Academic Employment

Warsaw University of Technology, Department of Philosophy and Ethics in Administration: Research Assistant Professor, from 2018|12

Technical University of Munich, Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS): Senior Researcher, from 2016|10–2020|12; FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellow, 2013|10–2016|09

Alpen-Adria-Universitat Klagenfurt, Department of Science and Technology Studies: Assistant Professor (no tenure track), 2009|03–2013|02

Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz, Austria: Research Fellow, 2003|10–2004|06

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Science Studies Unit: Visiting Fellow, 2001|09–11; supervisor: David Bloor

Technische Universitat Darmstadt, DFG Post-Graduate College “Technology and Society”: Doctoral Fellow, 2000|04–2003|08


"Turing, Ashby, and 'the Action of the Brain'", National Science Center (NCN) OPUS 19 grant, ref. 2020/37/B/HS1/01809, 2021–2023, PLN 767,130.–

“Environments of Intelligence”, Austrian Science Fund (FWF) publication grant for Greif (2017a), ref. PUB 488-Z24, 2017, EUR 14,000.–

“From Artificial to Ambient Intelligence”, FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship, ref. J 3448-G15, 2013–2016, EUR 127,300.–

“SOMA I.T” (Self-Organising Multimedia Architectures), Carinthian Business Council, 2009–2011, EUR 30,000.–

“Participatory Design in ICTs”, PI, Carinthian Savings Bank Foundation, 2009–2011, EUR 49,000.–

“Risk and Precaution in Banking Information Systems”, Co-PI, Austrian National Bank “Jubiläumsfonds”, 2007–2009, EUR 67,000.–

“Mobile Broadband – Design, Applications, and User Experience”, PI, Department of Science and Research at the Styrian government, 2007, EUR 10,000.–


A full list of publications from 2002 onwards can be found on my personal homepage.

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