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Prof. Dr. Bettina Berendt

Director, Principal Investigator
Bettina Berendt

Bettina Berendt has been Professor for Internet and Society at the Technical University of Berlin since 2019, Director of the Weizenbaum Institute and Visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. Her current research includes Data Science und Critical Data Science, especially with respect to Privacy/Data Protection, discrimination and fairness, as well as AI and ethics, with a focus on textual and web-related data.

Until 2019 Bettina Berendt was professor at the Department of Computer Science / Research Group Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence at the KU Leuven and before that junior professor at the Institute of Business Informatics at the Humboldt University Berlin. Details on publications, lectures, projects, positions, courses and other activities can be found at


Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Director Weizenbaum Institute

Principal Investigator (PI) since 15 September 2022

Research Focus: Digital Technologies in Society Between Opportunities for Participation and New Inequalities

Research Group: Data, Algorithmic Systems and Ethics


Principal Investigator (PI) until 14 September 2022

Research Group: Responsibility and the Internet of Things

Research Group: Criticality of AI-based Systems

Committees and functions

  • Professor and Head of the Department of Internet and Society at the Faculty IV of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Technische Universität Berlin
  • Member of the Institute for Telecommunication Systems
  • Visiting Professor in the Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence Group of the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven, Belgium


Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID):

Technische Universität Berlin (TU)