Hi there, I’m Niklas!

I’m Full Professor of Information Systems and Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bayreuth. I am also Group Leader at the IS branch of the Fraunhofer FIT, Director at the Research Center Finance & Information Management (FIM), Senior Expert AI at IBM as well as an Associated Researcher at the KIT. In addition to my academic background, I have practical experience as a Managing Consultant Data Science at IBM.

The focus of my research is on human-centric artificial intelligence. I strongly believe that two core competencies are necessary for inventive AI applications and their successful, fair, and robust adaptation in the market: The technology perspective (deep knowledge of machine learning methods) and the human perspective (deep knowledge of human-centric design methods).

Only in their interdisciplinary combination in the development of socio-technical systems can they unfold their full potential and provide benefits in later applications. It is also this interplay that reveals important research avenues that need to be further explored. For me, these currently include human-AI teamwork, appropriate reliance in AI decisions, fairness in AI decision-making, and environmental implications and benefits of AI.

I see my mission in further exploring these principles and communicating them to students, industry, and society.

If you are interested in working with me, please feel free to contact me. If you’d like to learn more, please explore the links below: