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Academic background

Vincent C. Müller is Professor for Philosophy of Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) - as well as Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute (London), President of the European Society for Cognitive Systems and Chair of the euRobotics topics group on 'ethical, legal and socio-economic issues'. He was Professor at Anatolia College/ACT (Thessaloniki) (1998-2019), Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University (2005-6) and James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (2011-15). He studied philosophy with cognitive science, linguistics and history at the universities of Marburg, Hamburg, London and Oxford.

Müller works mainly on the philosophy and ethics of artificial intelligence (AI). He has published widely on the philosophy of AI and cognitive science, philosophy of computing, philosophy of language, applied ethics, etc. (citations ca. 1/day). Müller edits the "Oxford handbook of the philosophy of artificial intelligence" (OUP), wrote the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Ethics of AI and Robotics and has a book forthcoming with OUP on "Can Machines Think?". He presents invited papers around the world more than once a month and he has organised ca. 25 conferences or workshops, among them a prominent conference series on the Philosophy and Theory of AI (PT-AI). Currently, Müller is principal investigator (PI) on the H2020 EU project "Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society" (INBOTS), Co-I and on the Scientific Committee of the H2020 AI platform project AI4EU (20M€), Co-I and on the Management Board on the NWO project "Ethics of Disruptive Technologies" (26.8M€). Müller is one of the 32 experts on the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) and he is a member of the OECD Network of Experts on AI. He has generated ca. 5M€ research income for his institutions.

Main projects

  • AI-Planner, TU/e & ESCF.nl, (2022-25), 400K€ (my sub-project) - Co-I
  • popAI, H2020-SU-AI-2020 CSA, (2021-23), 1.6M€ (88K€ at TU/e) - PI
  • IA-AI, EC (2020-2023, ended 2021, now InTouch.eu), 2.5M€ - PI
  • ESDT, NWO (2020-2029), 26.8M€ (ca. 5M€ at TU/e) - Co-I
  • 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
  • DiDIY, H2020 ICT-31-644344 (2014-2017), 2M€ (230K€ at AC) - PI
  • EUCogIII, FP7 INFSO-ICT-269981 (2012-2014), 2M€ (1.64M€ at AC) - PI & Coordinator
  • EUCogII, FP 7 INFSO-ICT-231281 (2009-2011), 1.8M€ (1.7M€ at AC) - PI & Coordinator





PhD Students

  • Diego Hernán Morales Pérez (2022-), TU/e, "Improving automated rational choice through metacognition" (TU/e EAISI PhD Position) - main supervisor Patrik Hummel
  • Céline Budding (2021-), TU/e, "Cognitive Models for Explainable AI" (TU/e EAISI PhD Position) - main supervisor Carlos Zednik
  • Charlotte Stix (2019-), TU/e, "Ethical Theory for AI Policy" (Luxembourg PhD Fellowship)
  • Gabriela Arriagada-Bruneau (2018-), U Leeds, "Bias and Fairness in Data Science" (Chile State PhD Scholarship) - supervised with Mark S. Gilthorpe
  • Michael Cannon (2018-), TU/e, "Superethical AI" (TU/e PhD position)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Alan Turing Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

1 Sep 2019 → …

Senior Research Fellow, University of Leeds

1 Sep 2016 → …


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  • Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

    Müller, Vincent C. (Recipient), 19 Oct 2021

    Prize: OtherScholarshipsScientific