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Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn


Institute of Computer Science

Professor Human-Centered Computing (HCC)

Königin-Luise-Str. 24/26
Room 119
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838 75220

Office hours

My consultation time ("Sprechstunde") is, if not stated otherwise, each Thursday between 1 to 2 PM. Please select an available slot on Whiteboard. At the moment, I offer an online consultation time only. I will contact each assignee and provide the address of the used meeting room on the remote conference service of the FU Berlin. Non-institute members, please contact Melanie Siering for scheduling.

If you are interested in writing your BSc. or MSc. thesis in my group, please check out the currently available topics. I outlined the general process of writing a thesis at the HCC.lab.

From October 2019, I am the Head of the Examination Committee and the Program Master of Computer Science at the Institute of Computer Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. Please check out the very useful information regarding various typical questions during your master's study on the Wiki. Please note, at the moment, the examination office helps you by telephone (office hours Tue from 12-15 and Thu 11-14) and by e-mail. Certificates and documents will be sent by post.

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.

A list of my publications is available on this website or on Google Scholar. You can also find me on ResearchGate.