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Professor Mark Coeckelbergh

Job: Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Address: University of Vienna, Faculty of Philosophy and Education, Department of Philosophy, Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG), 1010 Wien, AUSTRIA

T: +44 (0)116 257 7487, +43 1 4277 464 66




Personal profile

Mark Coeckelbergh is part-time Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK. Since December 2015 he has an affiliation as Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria. Currently he is Vice-President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology.

Previously he was co-Chair of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Technical Committee on Robot Ethics, was involved in European research projects in the areas of robotics and responsible innovation and was Managing Director of the 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology. His publications include Money Machines (Ashgate 2015), Environmental Skill (Routledge 2015), Human Being @ Risk (Springer 2013), Growing Moral Relations (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), and numerous articles in the area of philosophy of technology, in particular ethics of robotics and ICT. He also has research interests in moral philosophy, environmental philosophy and ethics of finance.

Research interests/expertise

  • Ethics of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • Ethics of Robotics
  • Ethics of Emerging Technologies
  • Ethics of Finance
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Society, Culture, Modernity

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