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 the Vienna University of Technology 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.
Florian Cech is a research scientist and PhD candidate at the Centre for Technology and Society (CTS). His research is focused on aspects of the digital transformation related to algorithmic accountability, transparency and user interface design, and he teaches classes on Critical Algorithm Studies at the Faculty for Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology.
Didactics Expert and Assistant Professor
Tobias Kohn is assistant professor for educational technologies and computer science education at the faculty of informatics of TU Wien. His primary research focus is on programming education, the difficulties novice programmers face and how intelligent software can assist in the learning process.
Project and Communications Coordinator
Hayley Green is a project and communications coordinator at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS). She completed her education in Sociology and Social Work at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her professional history includes working with a number of institutions and populations including NGOs, care facilities, as well as state run social service facilities. She has a great interest in the societal impacts of new technological developments.
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.
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 besides Human Robot Interaction lie in security and usability as well as responsible technology development.
Fomer Team Members:
Manuela Brandstetter, Fabian Fischer