Chiara Ullstein is a PhD Student at the Chair of Cyber Trust.
With a background in Politics and Technology, Chiara's research explores public participation in the development and regulation of AI applications. Chiara applies both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
In August and September 2022, Chiara was visiting Prof. Hirotaka Osawa's Hai Lab at KEIO University, Tokyo, for a Design Futuring project on the Metaverse. Between February and July 2020, Chiara was a visiting researcher at the Kyoto Design Lab at the Kyoto Insititute of Technology, Japan, doing research on design methods for promoting deliberative citizen dialogues under the supervision of Prof. Daijiro Mizuno. More information on the project Speculative Design Research for Democracy Enhancement can be found here.
Between July and August 2019, Chiara was a visiting researcher at the Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She obtained a scholarship by the Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations.
Citizen Participation, Participatory AI Ethics, AI Regulation, Ethics of Machine Learning, Design Futuring
- Hohendanner, M., Ullstein, C., Buchmeier, Y., & Grossklags, J. (2023) Exploring the Reflective Space of AI Narratives Through Speculative Design in Japan and Germany. Proceedings of the Third ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT), pp. 351-362. Publisher Version (Open Access)
- Ullstein, C., Engelmann, S., Papakyriakopoulos, O., Hohendanner, M., & Grossklags, J. (2022) AI-competent Individuals and Laypeople Tend to Oppose Facial Analysis AI. Proceedings of the Second ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO), Article No. 9. Author Version Publisher Version (Open Access)
- Engelmann, S., Ullstein, C., Papakyriakopoulos, O., & Grossklags, J. (2022) What People Think AI Should Infer from Faces. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAccT), pp. 128–141. Author Version Appendix Publisher Version (Open Access)
- Hohendanner, M., Ullstein, C. & Mizuno, D. (2021). Designing the Exploration of Common Good within Digital Environments: A Deliberative Speculative Design Framework and the Analysis of Resulting Narratives. Proceedings of the Swiss Design Network Conference on Design as Common Good: Framing Design Through Pluralism and Social Values. ISBN: 978-88-7595-108-5. Publisher Version (Open Access) Complete Proceedings
- Ullstein, C., Engelmann, S., Papakyriakopoulos, O., & Grossklags, J. (2023) A Reflection on How Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Ethics of Facial Analysis AI Can Inform EU Policymaking. Proceedings of the 2nd European Workshop on Algorithmic Fairness (EWAF). Publisher Version (Open Access)
- Ullstein, C., & Hohendanner, M. (2020, September 7–11). Exploration of the Future of Co-Creative Systems Through Collaborative Speculative Design Practices. International Computational Creativity Conference 2020 (ICCC’20): The Future of Co-Creative Systems – A Workshop on Human-Computer Co-Creativity, Coimbra, Portugal. Publisher Version (Open Access)
- Talk on How Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Ethics of Facial Analysis AI Can Inform EU Policymaking at the European Workshop on Algorithmic Fairness (EWAF), Winterthur, Switzerland | Workshop Scedule | with Severin Engelmann
- Talk on How People Ethically Evaluate Facial Analysis AI: A Cross-Cultural Study in Japan, Argentina, Kenya, and the United States at the Many Worlds of AI Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom | Conference Program | with Severin Engelmann
- Talk on Imagining AI and a Prospective Metaverse: A Participatory Speculative Design Case Study from Japan and Reflections from Germany at the Many Worlds of AI Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom | Conference Program | with Michel Hohendanner
- Talk on Cross-cultural perspectives on technology-driven future societies through the lens of collaborative speculative design. at the Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Human – Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Science and Fiction, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) and Waseda University Tokyo | Conference Program | with Michel Hohendanner and Yosuke Buchmeier
Project Documentations and Reports
Design Discourse: Speculative Design Research for Public Participation
- The EU’s AI Act Proposal: From framework to practical application (each semester: SS 2022 - WS 2023/2024)
- Making People Understand Facial Recognition Technologies: Building an AI Application as Didactic Tool (WS 2022/2023)
- IT & Society (each year: SS 2022 - SS 2023)