Jun.-Prof. Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer, M.Phil.

Juniorprofessor for Responsible AI and Digital Health

Universität Mannheim
B6, 26
D-68159 Mannheim

Email:  philipp.kellmeyer (at) uni-mannheim.de

Consultation hour: by appointment

Personal webpage


Since 9/2023, Dr. Kellmeyer is Juniorprofessor for Responsible AI and Digital Health in the Data and Web Science Group at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics at the University of Mannheim. His research focuses on participatory and partaking-oriented approaches to developing AI systems, social robots and XR systems, especially for digital health applications, with a specific focus on value alignment, trust and responsibility.

He is also a board-certified neurologist and heads the Human-Technology Interaction Lab at the University Medical Center Freiburg (2019–2022: Neuroethics and AI Ethics Lab) at the Department of Neurosurgery. He studied human medicine in Heidelberg and Zurich and received a M. Phil. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cambridge. As a neuroscientist he has worked in the fields of neuroimaging and translational neurotechnology, in particular the clinical application of medical technologies, such as brain-computer interfaces, assistive robots and VR systems. He is a scientific member of the Center BrainLinks-BrainTools at the University of Freiburg. From 2018–2021 he was a Research Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in the “Responsible Artificial Intelligence” research group. He is also an affiliated researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich, where he also teaches biomedical ethics. Since November 2020, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Neuroethics Society (INS). In 2021/22 he was a Fellow at the 4th Intercontinental Academia of UBIAS on “Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence”.

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Human-technology interaction
  • Responsible AI
  • AI for digital health
  • AI-based neurotechnologies
  • Social robotics and human-robot interaction
  • Participatory and partaking-oriented research


My publications can be found at Google Scholar.

Ph.D. candidates

Please contact me in case you are interested in a Ph.D. project. New funded positions will be posted here.

Bachelor and Master theses

I offer bachelor and master thesis topics in relation to my research interests and teaching subjects and am also open to students proposing their own topics .


Winter term 2023

Spring term 2024

  • Lecture: Foundations and Applications of Digital Health Technologies
  • Excercise: Co-creating Digital Health Applications with Design Methodology