Mark Coeckelbergh

Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology


Mark Coeckelbergh (Ph.D., University of Birmingham) is Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna since 2015. Since 2014 he is also (part-time) Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK.

Currently he is President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) and a member of the steering committee of ETHICOMP. Coeckelbergh is also member of the newly established Robotik-Rat, inaugurated by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, as well as member of the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) for the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and of the Committee on Embedding Values Into Autonomous Intelligent Systems of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.

Previously, Prof. Coeckelbergh was Managing Director of the 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology (2012 - 2014) and Assistant Professor at the Philosophy Department of the University of Twente, The Netherlands (2007 - 2014). He has been involved in interdisciplinary collaborations in the context of the European research projects DREAM (robot-enhanced therapy) and SATORI (ethical impact assessment of research and innovation), and has been cochair of the Technical Committee ‘Robot Ethics’ of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (2013-2015). 

Mark Coeckelbergh is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology, the Journal of Posthuman Studies: Philosophy, Technology, Media, and the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.

His publications include Growing Moral Relations (2012), Human Being @ Risk (2013), Environmental Skill (2015), Money Machines (2015), New Romantic Cyborgs (2017), Using Words and Things (forthcoming 2018) and numerous articles in the area of philosophy of technology, in particular the ethics of robotics and ICTs, in journals such as TechnéPhilosophy and TechnologyEthics and Information Technology, and AI & Society. 

Detailed information is to be found on his website, on Wikipedia, and on the University's u:cris Portal.