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Research Seminar: Human-Centered Computing


TypeResearch Seminar
InstructorProf. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn
StartOct 21, 2021 | 02:00 PM
endFeb 17, 2022 | 04:00 PM

Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm


Student Profile

BSc. and MSc.

Course Description

The research seminar gives students a comprehensive insight into the research activities in the Human-Centered Computing research group, the HCC Data Lab, and current research topics and methods in the areas of social computing and human-computer interaction.

The seminar will include presentations by members of the research group by writing their BSc/MSc thesis and external researchers. In addition, there will be regular joint discussions on particularly relevant research papers or presentations. During the semester, we will be successively complete the list of topics of the seminar.

We want to foster an atmosphere for shared learning and mutual inspiration in this seminar. Therefore, it is about discussing current research results and critically reflecting on one's scientific practice.

Therefore, it is also worthwhile to participate in topics, not only in one's thematic focus. In principle, the seminar is open to all interested parties. All members of the research group and all students who write their BSc/MSc thesis at the HCC research group must participate regularly.

Here you can find our Code of Conduct.


21.10.2021 - HCC Research Group (internal) 28.10.2021 - HCC Group Meeting (internal) 04.11.2021

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

PhD Project Presentation

Judith Faßbender will present the PhD project "Design Patterns for Public Interest AI"


2.15 pm - 3.00 pm

Presentation and Discussion

Mario Cypko will present the topic: "Research on new human-centered computer interfaces to improve information access, situation awareness and team interaction in robotic-assisted Surgery"

Issues with information access, situation awareness and team interaction in robotic-assisted Surgery brings new opportunities for human-centered computer interfaces. The question is how to study robotic-assisted surgery to collect appropriate needs?

The aim is to better understand the issues of the Socio-Technological interaction in the operating room and find a sound foundation for the concept phase. The topic is approached with observations of robotic-assisted surgery and interview studies with the clinical teams as part of a thematic analysis.

3.00 pm - 3.45 pm

Presentation and Discussion

Daniel Franzen will present the topic: "Differential Privacy: What is ε and how does it relate to FreeMove and WerteRadar?"

What is Differential Privacy, what is the meaning of its Parameter ε (epsilon) and in which situation can it be of help? The goal is to give an overview on the definition and mechanism of Differential Privacy and provide an intuition on the guarantees it provides. The topic is approached by presenting insights from Computer Science literature, examples and scenarios.


2.15 pm - 3.00 pm

Presentation of project status

Cecilia Maas, Sofie Salas and Felix Martineit (aureka) will present the state of development of aureka.ai - a software automatic transcription of audio(visual) material.

There will be a feedback session afterwards.

25.11.2021 - HCC Group Meeting (internal) 02.12.2021

2.15 pm - 3.00 pm

Introduction to the BUA Pilot project

3.00 pm - 3.45 pm

Presentation and Discussion

Thinking about Co-Creation by Veronika Weiß

09.12.2021 - internal 16.12.2021 06.01.2022 - HCC Group Meeting (internal) 13.01.2022

2.15 pm - 3.00 pm

M.Sc. Proposal Presentation

Michael Pluhatsch will present his M.Sc. Proposal: "Digital Contact Tracing: How to improve the acceptance of the Corona-Warn-App through transparency".

3.00 pm - 3.45 pm

PhD Proposal Presentation

Jan Bernoth (Uni Potsdam) will present his PhD Proposal: "Integration eines Analytics-Dashboards für Forschung, Transfer und Lehre".


2.15 pm - 3.45 pm


Fabrizio Kuruc will present the topic "Computational Interaction".

27.01.2022 03.02.2022 - HCC Group Meeting (internal) 10.02.2022 - canceled 17.02.2022

3.00 pm - 3.45 pm


Florian Berger will give a short presentation regarding the paper:
Zhu, J., Liapis, A., Risi, S., Bidarra, R., & Youngblood, G.M. (2018). Explainable AI for Designers: A Human-Centered Perspective on Mixed-Initiative Co-Creation. 2018 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG), 1-8.