Lukas Seiling completed his bachelor‘s degree in psychology at the University of Mannheim where he was involved in research on orientation in virtual environments and human decision-making on the basis of aggregated online product reviews. He continued his studies through the master's programs Cognitive Systems at the University of Potsdam and Human Factors at the Technical University of Berlin.
Since March 2020 he has been working for the Weizenbaum Institute, where from 2020 to 2022 he co-led the Privacy Icons Project of the research group “Frameworks for Data Markets“. Since 2022 he's working on a framework for the collection of behavioural data on simulated newsfeeds.
Both inside and outside the institute, he additionally tries to promote the use of free software as well as a critical perspective on so-called “AI“ and the digital economy.
Research Group “Digital News Dynamics“