Dr Vincent C Müller

Dr Vincent C Müller


I studied philosophy with cognitive science, linguistics and history at the universities of Marburg, Hamburg, London and Oxford. After my PhD I started teaching full time at Anatolia College/ACT, Thessaloniki (4-4, minus buyouts). I was Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University and James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. I am Professor of philosophy at Anatolia College/ACT, University Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds and Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, London - as well as President of the European Society for Cognitive Systems and chair of the euRobotics topics group on 'ethical, legal and socio-economic issues'.

Main web page is on www.sophia.de

Research interests

My research focuses on theory and ethics of disruptive technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. I published ca. 40 academic papers as well as 14 edited volumes on the philosophy of computing, philosophy of AI and cognitive science, philosophy of language, applied ethics, etc. (citations: h-11). I have organised ca. 25 conferences or workshops and presents about one paper each month, usually by invitation. I organise a conference series on the Theory and Philosophy of AI and is principal investigator of a EU-funded project on "Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society" (INBOTS). I have generated ca. 3.9 mil.€ research income for his institutions.

Main projects

  • AI4EU, H2020 ICT-26-2018 (2019-2021), 20M€ (141K€ at ULeeds) - Co-I
  • INBOTS, H2020 ICT-28-2017-1 (2018-2020), 3M€ (112K€ at ULeeds) - PI
  • QuantiCode, EPSRC EP/N013980/1 (2015-2019), 1M£ (1M£ at ULeeds) - Co-I [not counted under my research income]
  • DiDIY, H2020 ICT-31-644344 (2014-2017), 2M€ (230K€ at AC) - PI
  • EUCogIII, FP7 INFSO-ICT-269981 (2012-2014), 2M€ (1.64M€ at AC) - Coordinator
  • EUCogII, FP 7 INFSO-ICT-231281 (2009-2011), 1.8M€ (1.7M€ at AC) - Coordinator


Main web page is on www.sophia.de


My publications are listed on http://www.sophia.de/publications.htm, with a link to the publisher, a link to a pdf, and an abstract. They can also be downloaded from my pages on PhilPapers and ResearchGate.
Citations are on my Google Scholar page



Conferences & Workshops
Jobs, Funding, Administration, Greek, and Mountaineering

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Student education

I teach ethics courses in a variety of contexts.

I supervise PhD, Masters' and Bachelor students on philosophy & ethics of information technology.

Research groups and institutes

  • Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

Current postgraduate research students

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