Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Karsten Weber, Co-Head of the Institute for Social Research and Technology Assessment

  • Born on 04/15/1967 in Hanau/Main-Kinzig district.
  • School enrolment in summer 1973 in Rheinfelden-Herten.
  • Attended the high school in Grenzach-Wyhlen from summer 1977.
  • Abitur on 06/13/1986.
  • Beginning of studies of computer science at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in the winter semester 1986/87.
  • 12/01/1987 - 12/31/1988 Student assistant at the FZI Research Center for Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe.
  • Exmatriculation at the end of the winter semester 1988/89.
  • In-company vocational training as an IT specialist in January 1989.
  • End of training and commercial examination on 02/06/1991.
  • 02/01/1991 - 03/31/1995 Work in the private sector in the field of software development and system administration.
  • Beginning of studies of philosophy, informatics and sociology in the winter semester 1993/94 at the University of Karlsruhe (TH).
  • 01/01/1995 - 03/01/1996 Student assistant at the Institute for Philosophy of the University of Karlsruhe (TH).
  • 01/01/1995 - 09/30/1999 Freelancer at Siemens AG in Karlsruhe as author of online software documentation and WWW pages.
  • 03/25/1996 Master's examination and end of studies with the final grade „very good“.
  • 04/01/1996 - 12/31/1997 Junior researcher in the research project „Representations of Violence in the Media“ at the University of Karlsruhe (TH).
  • 01/01/1998 - 10/30/1999 Junior researcher at the German-Russian College Karlsruhe.
  • 02/22/1999 Doctorate with the final grade „magna cum laude“.
  • 1999 - 2008 Senior researcher at Chair for Philosophical Foundations of Cultural Studies at European University Frankfurt (Oder).
  • 12/14/2003 Examination lecture on „Status of computer simulations from a philosophy of science point of view“.
  • 12/15/2003 Completion of the habilitation procedure and award of the title „Dr. phil. habil.“
  • 04/20/2004 Inaugural lecture on the topic „What is consciousness? Ideas of Analytical Philosophy and its popular representation in contemporary films“, conferral of the teaching authority for philosophy and awarding of the title „Privatdozent“.
  • 2004 - 2007 Head of the project „Internet Economy and Privacy“, funded by the BMBF.
  • 2005 - 2008 Member of the network for young researchers of the Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF).
  • 2006 - 2012 Professor of Philosophy at the University of Opole, Poland.
  • Since winter term 2007/08 Honorary professor for Culture and Technology at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg.
  • Winter and summer semester 2008/09 Guest professor for information ethics and data protection at TU Berlin.
  • Winter and summer semester 2009/10 Guest professor (representing the professorship) for Computer Science and Society at TU Berlin.
  • Winter semester 2010/11 Guest professor (representing the professorship) for Computer Science and Society at the TU Berlin.
  • 2011 - 2016 Chair of General Sciences of Technology at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg.
  • 2013 - 2016 Lecturer at OTH Regensburg, especially for technology assessment.
  • Since 2013 Co-head of the Institute for Social Research and Technology Assessment (IST) at OTH Regensburg.
  • Since 2018 Head of the Laboratory for Technology Assessment and Applied Ethics (LaTE) at OTH Regensburg.
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