Claudia Müller-Birn

Assistant Professor
Web Science/Human-Centered Computing
Networked Information Systems Group
Institute of Computer Science
Freie Universität Berlin

Königin-Luise-Str. 24/26
14195 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 838 75 256
Fax: +49 30 838 75 220
clmb (at)

Winter Term 14
Proseminar: Computer Science Perspectives in Human Computer Interaction
Computational Network Analysis

Summer Term 14
no courses - parental leave

I am an assistant professor for Web Science/Human-Centered Computing at the Institute of Computer Science at Free University of Berlin as part of the Networked Information Systems Research Group.

Millions of people use the Web to create knowledge collections by editing an article in Wikipedia, by providing a patch to an open source software, or by tagging pictures on Flickr. The quality of such knowledge collections depends not only on the participation of their members (the social system) but also on the software (the computational system).

In my research, I am investigating whether particular software features are especially suitable for enhancing knowledge creation or learning processes. The overarching goal is to combine human and machine intelligence in a way that leverage the quality of knowledge collections.

My research includes insights from various research disciplines such as computational network analysis, user-centered design, information visualization, knowledge management, and semantic web.

Recent fields of application are in the area of digital humanities, collaborative ontology development, and digital learning.

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