Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn
Institute of Computer Science
Professor Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
During the semester term, my consultation hour is each Thursday between 1.00 PM and 2.00 PM. However, this might vary, thus, check the schedule and register for available slots.
I am the head of the research group Human-Centered Computing (HCC.lab) at the Institute of Computer Science at the Freie Universität of Berlin. I am also a principal investigator of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung - An Interdisciplinary Laboratory at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and head of the priority area “Architectures of Knowledge”. Prior to my appointment, I undertook a post-doc at the Carnegie Mellon University based on a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation.
My interdisciplinary research advances the fields of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Social Computing. I am especially interested in investigating human-machine collaboration in which the collective intelligence of humans intertwines with machine intelligence.
My research entails both an empirical and an engineering dimension. The objective is, on the one hand, to advance our understanding of the functioning of complex socio-technical peer production systems that involve human-machine collaboration and on the other hand, to contribute to a value-based socio-technical systems design that fulfills the specific needs of an application area, such as in ideation, and visualization. An overview of all funded research projects is on my group website.
Besides, I advocate the use and development of open source software, the principles of open science in her research work, and the open access to scholarly knowledge. I am a mentor (for the third time) in the Fellow Programm Open Knowledge, a funding initiative supported by Wikimedia Deutschland, the Stifterverband and the VolkswagenStiftung, helping young researchers to apply open science principles in their research work.
Teaching Winter Term 2019/20
- Research Seminar: Human-Centered Computing
- Lecture with Exercise: Data Visualization
- Software Project: Coding IXD
- Seminar: Human-Centered Machine Learning
- Proseminar: Interactive Intelligent Systems
Current Theses Supervision
|Hong Zhu||Analyzing Behavioural Patterns in Online Knowledge Collaborations: A Case Study of Wikidata|
|Lyudmila Vaseva||You shall not publish: Edit filters on English Wikipedia|
|Jakob Warkotsch||Developing a Graphical User Interface for Wikidata SPARQL Queries|
|Jakob Höper||Data Publishing - Integrating neonion und Wikidata|
|Daniel Seidl||WebAnnotator - browser extension for neonion|
|Daniel Spaude||gepris - visualizing research project data|
|Ronald Scheffler||Wikidata bots|
|David Hirsch||Evaluating user input methods of probabilistic data entry for Bayesian Networks|