Home




 


Principal research interests 

Political philosophy of science
Designing the interaction between self-organizing science and its societal boundary conditions

Philosophy of knowledge, science, and technology
Historical epistemology of structural sciences (such as information theory, semiotics, decision theory, cybernetics, computer science, artificial life, and artificial intelligence)

Philosophy of information
Fundamental issues in the transmission, processing, and storage of information


Short biography

2011-to date
Employment at German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Halle/ Saale) as Scientific Officer for Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences/ Department of Science Policy Society (04/11-07/12), Senior Scientific Coordinator/ Presidential Office (08/12-12/13), and Head of Presidential Office (since 01/14). Privatdozent at Institute of Philosophy/ Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

2008-2011
Scientific Manager of Frege Centre for Structural Sciences and Privatdozent at Institute of Philosophy/ Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Stand-in Professor of Natural Philosophy at Institute of Philosophy/ Friedrich Schiller University Jena (winter term 2009/10 - winter term 2010/11).

2006-2008
Research at Institute of Philosophy/ Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Co-ordinator of research group «Evolution of Semantic Systems». Dr. phil. habil. «Dalberg Prize for Transdisciplinary Junior Research 2008» (awarded by Akademie gemeinnütziger Wissenschaften zu Erfurt in conjunction with the Universities of Thuringia).

2003-2006
Fellow of research group «Theory of Information Transfer and Combinatorics» at Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)/ Bielefeld University. Research for project «IKAR/OS – Brainlike Information Management» at Human Science Center (HWZ)/ Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (funded by German Ministry of Education and Research and interActive Systems Berlin). Head of research group «Information Dynamics» at Generation Research Program of HWZ in Bad Tölz.

2000-2003 Research at Institute of Philosophy/ Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Postdoctoral scholarship of Dr. Meyer-Struckmann Foundation.

1996-1999
Doctoral study of philosophy in Düsseldorf. Doctoral scholarship of German National Academic Foundation. Dr. phil. Prize «Best Doctoral Thesis 1999» (awarded by Faculty of Arts and Humanities/ Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf).

1990-1996
Study of philosophy in Düsseldorf and Bonn. Scholarship of German National Academic Foundation. M.A.

Born 1969


Further activities
 
Associate Member of Frege Centre for Structural Sciences/ Friedrich Schiller University Jena (2011-2015).

Member of editorial boards of «Biosemiotics» (formerly «Journal of Biosemiotics») (2005-2014) and «Encyclopedia of Time» (published 2009).

Reviewer for journals «Acta Biotheoretica», «Axiomathes», «Biosemiotics» (formerly «Journal of Biosemiotics»),
«BioSystems», «British Journal for the Philosophy of Science», «Constructivist Foundations», «Entropy», «International Journal of Unconventional Computing», «Kybernetes», «Science and Education», and «Theory in Biosciences», for MIT Press, for book «Philosophical Issues in Biology Education» (Springer), and for Anniversary Fund of National Bank of Austria, National Science Foundation (USA), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Editorial assistant of «Philosophia naturalis» (2003-2005, 2007-2009).

Co-organizer of
«Seventh German Workshop on Artificial Life GWAL-7» in Jena (26-28 July 2006, funded by European Office of Aerospace Research and Development/ US Air Force and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

Co-organizer of symposion
«Evolution of Semantic Systems» in Jena (5-6 October 2007, funded by VolkswagenStiftung).

Coordinator of
«Jena Life Science Forum» 2009 and 2010 (funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

Member of steering committee of cross-sectional research area
«Analysis and Management of Complex Systems» at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (2008-2011).

Member of scientific committee of
«Eighth German Workshop on Artificial Life GWAL-8» in Leipzig (30 July - 2 August 2008).

Member of selective committee of German National Academic Foundation (2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2016).

Study adviser at Institute of Philosophy/ Friedrich Schiller University Jena (2006-2011).


Last revision: 05/26/17

 
 

Untergeordnete Seiten (1): Publications