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: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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




Personal profile

Mark Coeckelbergh is Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, UK, and Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at University of Vienna, Austria. He is the current President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology.

His research focuses on philosophy of technology and ethics of new and emerging technologies, in particular robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).

He is also active in the area of policy advice regarding new technologies.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Research interests/expertise

Philosophy of Technology, Ethics of New and Emerging Technologies, Ethics of Computing, Ethics of Robotics, Responsible Innovation


PhD, MA, Lic

Honours and awards

Finalist World Technology Awards, category Ethics

Membership of external committees

Member, Technical Committee Foundation for Responsible Robotics Member, Austrian Robotics Council

Membership of professional associations and societies

President, Society for Philosophy and Technology


DREAM project (European FP7 project)

Externally funded research grants information

DREAM project (European FP7 project)

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