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NAME:Nikolaus Poechhacker
ALIASES:digiones,
OCCUPATION:PhD student & Researcher (MCTS)
ACADEMIC
BACKGROUND
:Sociology, STS, Computer Science
ACADEMIC
ASSOCIATIONS
:STS Austria, OEGS, EASST, 4S
DESCRIPTION:The subject studied sociology, STS, and computer science at the University of Vienna and worked for some years as an IT professional. He now works on the social and political dimensions of algorithmic systems and machine learning, legal technologies and social theory.
CRIMINAL
HISTORY
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PUBLICATIONS

Algorithmic Risk Assessment als Medium des Rechts. Medientechnische Entwicklung und institutionelle Verschiebungen aus Sicht einer Techniksoziologie des Rechts
Müller, P. , Pöchhacker, N. (2019)
Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 44(1), 157–179
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Algorithmische Vorschlagsysteme und der Programmauftrag: Zwischen Datenwissenschaft, journalistischem Anspruch und demokratiepolitischer Aufgabe
Pöchhacker, N., Burkhardt, M., Geipel, A., Passoth, J. (2018)
In: Resa Mohabbat Kar, Basanta Thapa, Peter Parycek (Hrsg.): (Un)berechenbar? Algorithmen und Automatisierung in Staat und Gesellschaft. Berlin: Kompetenzzentrum Öffentliche IT
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Interventionen in die Produktion algorithmischer Öffentlichkeiten: Recommender Systeme als Herausforderung für öffentlich-rechtliche Sendeanstalten
Pöchhacker, N., Burkhardt, M., Geipel, A., Passoth, J. (2017)
In: Jan-Hinrik Schmidt, Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda, Christian Stegbauer und Nils Zurawski (Hrsg.): Algorithmen, Kommunikation und Gesellschaft. Sonderausgabe von kommunikation@gesellschaft
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Predictive Policing. Datenbasierte Verbrechensbekämpfung und eine neue Geographie des Risikos
Pöchhacker, N. (2016)
GeoAgenda 2016/4, 13-15
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Ideologies, Ambitions and Utopias in Science and Technology
Altenhofer, M., Bachinger, L. M., En, B., Engelhart, J., Neumann, V., Pöchhacker, N., Pöll, M., Prendl, A. (Eds.) (2016)
Special Issue des Graduate Journal of Social Science
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Diffusion von Energieinnovationen in Österreich aus Mikro- und Makroperspektive. Klima- und Energiefonds
Klinglmair, A., Brandstätter, T., Grießler, E., Grussmann, S., Holländer, E., Pöchhacker, N., & Roser, A. (2015)
Klagenfurt, Wien: IHS.
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Evaluation des Förderinstruments “Diskursprojekte zu ethischen, rechtlichen und sozialen Fragen in den modernen Lebenswissenschaften” des BMBF. Endbericht
Griessler, E., Lang, A., Maier, R., Pöchhacker, N., Wuketich, M., Bührer-Topcu, S., Goos, K., & Seus, S. (2015). [Research Report]

TALKS

Science Legal & Technology Studies: Sentencing Decision Support Systems as Institutional Technologies
Müller, Peter & Nikolaus Pöchhacker (2019)
Presentation at the Data Power Conference 2019, 12-13 September 2019, University of Bremen

Die Gestaltung verantwortlicher Algorithmen als interdisziplinäre Aufgabe am Beispiel eines öffentlich-rechtlichen Recommender Systems
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2019)
Presentation at the Symposium Medienethik 2019 “Algorithmen statt Ethik?”, 7 March, FH St. Pölten

Legal Codes: algorithms in legal systems, legal positivism and some STS sensibilities
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2019)
Presentation at the Joint DFG-NSF Workshop “Technoscientific Constitutionalism. Exploring the Intersections of Science, Technology and Constitutional Order”, 7-9 February, Washington DC

Structures that Count. Von der Macht der Algorithmen hin zur Betrachtung algorithmischer Gesellschaften
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2018)
Presentation at the annual meeting of GWTF, 15 November 2018, Technische Universität Berlin

Organising Algorithms. An institutional perspective on digitized societies
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2018)
Presentation at the Data Science Institute, 9 November 2018, Lancaster University

Predictive Policing Podium Discussion
Invitation to podium discussion on Predictive Policing at the Collegium Helveticum organized by Prof. Dr. Monika Dommann, 11 October 2018, Zurich

Learning in the wild: on the problem of adaptivity in machine learning
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus & Marcus Burkhardt (2018)
Presentation at the EASST Conference 2018, 25-28 June 2018, Lancaster University

Liquid Law and democratic AI. Process regulation and the governance of machine learning by institutions – a sociological reflection
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus & Jan-Hendrik Passoth (2018)
Presentation at the Workshop “Legal Foundations in Times of Deep Learning and Systemic Digitization”, 03-06 April 2018, Villa Vigoni (German-Italian Centre for European Excellence)

Wer hat Angst vor Filter Bubbles? Die algorithmische Produktion von Medienöffentlichkeiten und der Programmauftrag
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2017)
Invited lecture at the Lecture Series “Sozioinformatik in der Praxis” at the Department for Computer Science, 15 December 2017, TU Kaiserslautern

Software on Trial. Risk Assessment Software in der Gerichtlichen Praxis
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus & Peter Müller (2017)
Presentation at the Austrian Sociology Congress 2017, 7-9 December 2017, University of Graz

Logistik(en) der Wahrscheinlichkeit. Das Amazon Anticipatory Shipping-Patent als Verknüpfung unterschiedlicher prognostischer Medienlogiken (logics of prediction)
Nyckel, Eva-Maria & Nikolaus Pöchhacker (2017)
Presentation at the Austrian Sociology Congress 2017, 7-9 December 2017, University of Graz

Algorithmic Governance und die Frage nach den Daten. Predictive Policing aus techniksoziologischer Perspektive
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2017)
Invited lecture at the Workshop “Predictive Policing – Vorbeugende Verbrechensbekämpfung der Zukunft”, 19 October 2017, IBZ Gimborn

Data structures of power. Co-configuring sites of data production as interventions in regimes of datafication
Passoth, Jan-Hendrik & Nikolaus Pöchhacker (2017)
Presentation at the Data Power Conference 2017, 22-23 June 2017, Carleton University

Sensing Security. Deviant Publics and their Infrastructures
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2017)
Presentation at the Workshop “SENSOR PUBLICS. The Politics of Sensing and Data Infrastructures”, 5-7 April 2017, Technical University of Munich

Coding Relevance. Algorithmic recommender systems as mediators in media publics
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus, Andrea Geipel, Marcus Burkhardt, Jan-Hendrik Passoth (2016)
Presentation at the 6th STS Italia Conference “Sociotechnical Environments”, 24-26 November 2016, University of Trento
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Text Mining als Methode der qualitativen Sozialforschung
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2015)
Invited lecture for the undergraduate course “Qualitative Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung” at the Department of Political Science, 3 June 2015, University of Vienna
Presentation

Invisible Citizen? Exploring the Imagined Residents of a Smart City
Benedikt, Olesya & Nikolaus Pöchhacker (2015)
Presentation at the STS Conference Graz 2015 “Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies”, 11-12 May 2015, University of Graz

Diffusion of E-Bikes in Austria. How materiality matters
Brandstätter, Tamara, Nikolaus Pöchhacker, & Erich Grießler (2015)
Poster Presentation at the STS Conference Graz 2015 “Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies”, 11-12 May 2015, University of Graz

Monitoring Responsible Research and Innovation Across Selected European Countries. First Results
Grießler, Erich, Nikolaus Pöchhacker et al. (2014)
Poster Presentation at the NTA6-TA14 Conference 2014 “Responsible Innovation. Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung?”, 02-04 June 2014, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

EVENTS

Senses of Security: Probing the Logics and Effects of Hepatitis C’s “Regime of Cure”
Invited Talk given by Lisa Lehner (Cornell University), 21 January 2018, Engineering Responsibility Lab, Technical University of Munich

Risk Assessment and Computational Knowledge Production in Legal Systems
Workshop, 29 November – 1 December 2018, cooperation between MCTS & the Department for Computer Science, Technical University of Munich

Sensing security. Sensors and the making of transnational security infrastructures
Conference Session, 26 July 2018, EASST Conference 2018, Lancaster University

Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis
Organizer of the Workshop “Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis” with Prof. Dr. Jörg Strübing, 10-11 May 2018, MCTS, Technical University of Munich

Visualizing Security: Remote Sensing, Visualization Technologies and the Making of Risk and (In)securities
Conference Session, 30 August 2017, 4S Conference 2017, Boston

Changing Worlds Conference 2015
Transdisciplinary conference, 19-21 November 2015, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
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Changing Worlds Conference 2014
Transdisciplinary conference, 20-22 November 2014, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
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TEACHING

Response-able Infrastructures and Public/Democratic Value
WS 2019, Workshop on the HERSS Summer School “Responsible Innovation Cultures”, Technical University of Munich

STS-STEM Mentorship
SS 2019, Mentorship in Computer Science & STS, Technical University of Munich

How to Make and Break Statistics. The Basics of Doing, Making and Reviewing Statistics
SS 2019, Seminar at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich

Coding Society. Workshop on qualitative research methodology and computer-supported qualitative analysis
WS 2018, Workshop at the Data Science Institute, Lancaster University, 12 November 2018

This Ain’t No Knowledge Society. Revisiting Theories of Classical/Post/Late Modernity in Digitized Societies
SS 2018, Seminar at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich
Syllabus

Technology and Security in Society: Contemporary Risks and Challenges
WS 2017, Seminar at the School of Management, Technical University of Munich

Evaluating Recommender Systems for Public Broadcasters
SS 2017, IDP at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich

Coding Society – Introduction to computer assisted qualitative analysis with ATLAS.ti
WS 2016, Workshop at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, 28 January 2017
Presentation

Data/Science/Society: The Power of Algorithms
WS 2016, Seminar at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich
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Introduction to ATLAS.ti
Workshop at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna, 2 May 2015

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