Mattis Jacobs

Doctoral Researcher


Mattis Jacobs focuses on research at the intersection of computer science, ethics, and philosophy of technology. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Computer Science at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and his M.A. in Philosophy of Science and Knowledge at Technische Universität Berlin. In his PhD project, which he is currently conducting at the Department of Informatics at Universität Hamburg, he addresses challenges for accounting for ethical principles and values in the design of technical artifacts which are part of larger socio-technical systems. At SCIoI, Mattis works on project 19. Here, he investigates questions relating to technology development in accordance with ethical values and principles and research ethics in basic research. Furthermore, Mattis is a member of SCIoI’s Ethical Responsibility Committee.