Professor of Ethics in Information Technologies
University of Hamburg
Prof. Simon is a member of the German Ethics Council and the Data Ethics Commission of the German Federal Government. She holds a MA in Psychology from the Free University Berlin and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Vienna. From 2011 to 2014 she was employed as Senior Researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis focusing on technology assessment of ICT. Prior to joining the Universität Hamburg, she was Associate Professor (tenured) for Philosophy of Science and Technology at the IT University of Copenhagen as well as Principal Investigator of the project “Epistemic trust in socio-technical epistemic systems” (FWF-P23770) at the University of Vienna. In 2013 Prof. Simon received the Herbert A. Simon Award of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy for outstanding research in philosophy & computing. She was a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a guest researcher at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at University of Trento as well as the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (CSIC-IIIA) in Barcelona. She regularly lectures in Bachelor and Master programmes in Philosophy, Science and Technology Studies as well as various IT-related programmes, and serves on numerous editorial, executive and scientific advisory boards.