Team

The Dark Pattern Detection Project (Dapde) is an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists and legal scholars who are researching the phenomenon of dark patterns. The project aims to make dark patterns technically visible to users and to show legal regulation possibilities.

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Prof. Dr. Michael Gertz

Head of Informatics Section

Professor Michael Gertz heads the Database Systems Group at the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Heidelberg. The research focus of his strongly interdisciplinary group is on methods and applications in the fields of text analysis, data mining, machine learning and analysis of complex networks.

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Prof. Dr. Mario Martini

Head of Law Section

Professor Mario Martini holds the Chair of Public Administrative, Administrative Law and European Law at the University of Speyer and heads the program area "Transformation of the state in the digial age". His research focuses in particular on internet, data protection, media, and telecommunications law, the connection between law and economics, and the topics Open Government and AI.

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Quirin Weinzierl, LL.M. (Yale)

Project Coordinator

Quirin Weinzierl is the Dapde project coordinator. His main research interests are the law of digitization, especially in the areas of behavioral science and platforms.

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Christian Drews

Research Associate (FÖV)

Christian Drews works as a research assistant in the program area the program area "Transformation of the state in the digital age". His research focus within the project is the law of digitization, especially in the area of consumer and fair trade law. He is also interested in European constitutional law and international law.

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Philip Hausner, M.Sc.

Research Associate, University Heidelberg

Philip Hausner is a computer scientist and he is doing his PhD at the University Heidelberg. He is particularly interested in information extraction and text analytics.

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Inken Kramme

Research Associate (FÖV)

Inken Kramme is particularly interested in the topics of digitalization and data protection law.

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Paul Seeliger

Research Associate (FÖV)

Paul Seeliger is a research associate in the program area "Transformation of the state in the digital age" at the German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer. He is particularly interested in data protection law and the interface between law and design.

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Jule Martenson

Resarch Assistant (FÖV)

Jule Martenson is a resarch assistant assitant at the German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer. She is particularly interested in the interaction of law with other disciplines and the interdependency between society and public law.

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Carolin Heinzel

Student Assistant (FÖV)

Carolin Heinzel is a student assistant at the German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer. She is particularly interested in data protection law and European administrative law.

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Anton Kamke

Student Assistant (FÖV)

Anton Kamke is a student assistant at the German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer. He is particularly interested in European and international law and law in the context of digitization.

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Ulrike Urbanek

Student Assistant (FÖV)

Ulrike Urbanek is a student assistant at the German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer and she is particularly interested in data protection law and the interface between technology and law.

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