Stefan Ullrich holds a doctorate in computer science and a master's degree in philosophy. He critically examines the effects of ubiquitous information technology systems on society. For many years he was a member of the working group "Computer Science in Education and Society" of the HU Berlin under Prof. Wolfgang Coy. Subsequently, he researched questions in area of "techne and episteme" at the cluster of excellence "Bild Wissen Gestaltung" (Image, Knowledge, Design) of the HU Berlin. His dissertation dealt with the information technology fundamentals around the employment of reason in the public sphere.
Since 2011, he has been spokesperson of the "Informatics and Ethics" group of the German Society for Informatics (GI e. V.); in 2018, he was responsible for updating its ethical guidelines. He is an active member of the Forum Informatikerinnen und Informatiker für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung (Forum of computer scientists for peace and social responsibility, FIfF e.V.) and of the Ethics Working Group of Initiative D21. He is the German representative of Chapter TC 9.2.2 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). The mobile educational project “Turing-Bus” , co-designed by him and funded by the BMBF, not only conveys central concepts of computer science, but also enables school students to express their political opinions.
Associate Researcher since 15 September 2022
Research Group „Digitalisation, Sustainability, and Participation”
Research Group Lead until 14 September 2022
Research Group "Responsibility and the Internet of Things"
Das von ihm mitkonzipierte und vom BMBF geförderte mobile Bildungsprojekt „Turing-Bus“ vermittelt nicht nur zentrale Konzepte der Informatik, sondern ermöglicht es Schüler:innen, ihrer politischen Meinung Ausdruck zu geben.