Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Duisburg from 1995 to 1999. He completed his PhD studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen with a dissertation on collaborative educational modeling systems in 2005. After a post-doctoral position at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (2005/2006), he accepted offers for Assistant Professor and Associate Professor positions at Clausthal University of Technology. In 2013, he moved to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where he heads the research group "Computer Science Education / Computer Science and Society".
In addition to his activities at HU Berlin, Prof. Pinkwart acts as Principal Investigator at the Einstein Center Digital Future
and at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society
(German Internet Institute). Within the German Computer Science Association, Prof. Pinkwart is currently co-chair of the working group on Learning Analytics and member of the steering committee of the section on educational technologies.
Fields of Interest:
Within the HEADT Centre, Prof. Pinkwart is interested in topics related to research integrity in its relationship to technology and society.