Anna Franzkowiak is the organizational director at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS). She brings years of business experience from various industries to the team. For the last 10 years she has been working in the ceramics and basic materials industry in product and innovation management. She has been actively involved in many projects at national and global level and most recently implemented global innovation projects as a program manager. She completed her PhD at TU Wien in the field of advanced ceramics. In addition to her know-how, she is a passionate and creative networker and match-maker with numerous contacts in the European industrial and development landscape. She now puts her passion for new solutions at the service of CTS in order to further connect the topics of society and technology and to foster them across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.
Hilda Tellioğlu is the academic director at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS). She is Associate Professor at the Artifact-based Computing and User Research Group at TU Wien. As a computer scientist she has been involved with both research and teaching on socio-technology, software engineering, design and development of information technology in networked (work) environments, computer support for co-operative work (CSCW) in systems design, in health care work, in architectural planning and in manufacturing, gender issues in computer science, design thinking and interaction and interfaces design, practice-based research.
Kevin Blasiak is currently completing his PhD in Information Systems at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to his Ph.D., he worked in management consulting in Germany for several years and completed studies in Helsinki, Finland, and Warsaw, Poland. He will support the CTS team as a postdoctoral researcher and is transitioning into this role from October 2023 until the completion of his Ph.D. His research interests lie at the intersection of technology, society, and organizations, particularly in Trust and safety. In doing so, he investigates phenomena such as online extremism or borderline social media content and how technologies can be used to address these societal issues. He considers the societal consequences of applying organizational or technological measures such as algorithmic content moderation, AI chatbot interventions, or algorithmic identification of social media content.
Team Assistant with Project Tasks
Matthia Link supports the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) as a team assistant and actively helps with the organization and implementation of projects. In 2019, she completed her bachelor's degree in sociology (BA) at the University of Vienna. Since her bachelor's thesis, she focused on spaces and their impact on interaction patterns. In the last few years, she got a taste of different professional fields and gained experience abroad in Australia, Brazil, Malta, and Germany. During her stay in Berlin, she started a master's program in Gender Studies (MA) and has expanded her field of interest to intersectionality, focusing on equity in access to education.
Student Staff for Project and Communications Coordination
Noah Pfander is currently, after finishing his BSc studies in City and Spatial Planning at FH Erfurt, studying Spatial Planning (MSc) in Vienna. At the end of his studies, he is currently working on his diploma thesis regarding future developments of urban centres. He supports the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) regarding project communication and process documentation. Moreover, he assists the CTS in planning its long-term strategy. He has a special interest, in the context of the interplay of technology and society, for digital tools supporting participatory processes within society.
Armin Marczinyas is currently working towards his bachelor's degree in Media Informatics and Visual Computing at TU Wien. During his education at the federal institute for graphic arts and media he has become familiar with a variety of design principles. He supports the Center for Technology and Society in video editing for their online content.
Rafael Vrecar is currently working towards his PhD in Computer Sciences – within the field of Human Robot Interaction – at TU Wien. He joined the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) in July 2021 and works as researcher, supports the documentation and administration process, and helps building strategic plans for the future. Rafael's main scientific interests lie in Human Robot Interaction, security and usability as well as responsible technology development.
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