Person

Dr. rer. nat., Universitätsprofessorin

Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten

Prof. Dr. Astrid Rosenthal-von-der-Pütten Copyright: Heike Lachmann
Chair Individual and Technology

Address

Building: 6070

Room: 228

Theaterplatz 14

52062 Aachen

Contact

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 25521

Office Hours

by appointment
 

Responsibilities

Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten is a Full Professor and director of the group Individual and Technology at the Department of Society, Technology, and Human Factors at RWTH Aachen University. She is affiliated with the Human Technology Center, HumTec for short, at RWTH Aachen University.

Research

Her research interests include social effects of artificial entities, human-robot interaction, linguistic alignment with robots and virtual agents, presence, and communication in social media.

Personal Background

Current and Previous Positions
Since 2018 Full Professor (W3) for Individual and Technology at the RWTH Aachen University (Department of Society, Technology, and Human Factors, Faculty of Philosophy), Germany
2009-2018 Researcher and lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen (Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer)

Education
2014

PhD in Psychology (summa cum laude); PhD Supervisor: Nicole Krämer
Faculty of Engineering/ Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2009

Master of Science in Applied Cognitive and Media Science
Faculty of Engineering/ Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2007

Bachelor of Science in Applied Cognitive and Media Science
Faculty of Engineering/ Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Visiting Researcher
2016 Visiting Researcher, Social Robotics Lab, Prof. Brian Scasselatti, Yale University, USA
2010 Visiting Researcher, Center for General Studies, Universiti Kebaangsan Malaysia
2008 Visiting Researcher, Virtual Agents Research Group, Prof. Jonathan Gratch, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California Los Angeles, USA

Reviewing Activities
Since 2020 Associate Editor Journal of Social Robotics
Since 2010 Journals: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies; International Journal for Social Robotics; Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems; Transactions in Human Robotics Interaction; PlosOne; Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Since 2010 Conferences: Annual Meetings of the International Communication Association; Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems; Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems; International Conference on Human-Robot-Interaction; International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication; International Conference on Social Robotics; International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction
2016-2017 Reviewer for the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for Calls in (Social) Robotics

Organisation of Scientific Meetings
2020 Program Committee; HRI Conference; Cambridge, UK
2019 Co-Chair; HRI Workshop “Human-Machine Communication”, Daegu, Korea
2018 Co-Chair; Symposium “When Robots Think – Interdisciplinary Views on Intelligent Automation”, Münster, Germany
2018 Program Committee; HRI Conference, Chicago, USA
2018 Co-Chair; Symposium “Brains, Big Data and Business”, Duisburg, Germany
2017 Program Committee; HRI Conference, Wien, Austria
2016 Co-Chair; Ro-Man Workshop “Challenges of Human-Robot Interaction in Real-World Contexts”, New York, USA
2016 Co-Chair; HRI Workshop “The challenge (not) to go wild - Challenges and best practices to study HRI in natural interaction settings”, Christchurch, New Zealand

Stipends, Honors, and Awards
2015-2017 Member of the Global Young Faculty - Stiftung Mercator
2014 Dissertation Award of the University of Duisburg-Essen
2014 Dissertation Award of the Sparkasse Duisburg for outstanding dissertations
2011-2013 Scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2007-2009 Scholarship holder of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
2008 DAAD scholarship (USA, Los Angeles)
2007 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Campus Community Collaboration