Katharina Weitz M.Sc.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Human - Centered Multimedia
Phone: +49 821 598 - 2348
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Room: 2015 (N)
Visiting hours: nach Vereinbarung
Address: Universitätsstraße 6a, 86159 Augsburg

Research

Research interests

 

I am interested in machine learning topics in the field of social Human-Computer Interaction. My areas of interest include artificial intelligence, machine learning, and human-computer interaction.

 

The influence of explainability and transparency of intelligent systems on people's trust is a central point of my research activities. I support a human-centric approach to artificial intelligence and therefore support Claire and the European Commission's Guidelines for Trustworthy AI.


In addition to my research activities, the communication of scientific knowledge to the general public through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions is of great importance to me.

Background

I finished my training as a state-approved educator and worked for several years as an educator in kindergarten, open all-day school and in the field of youth welfare work with young adults before I studied Computing in the Humanities (Applied Computer Science) (M.Sc.) and Psychology (M.Sc.) at the University of Bamberg. During my studies, I researched at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Fraunhofer Institute IIS.

 

I was a scholarship holder of the Upgrading Scholarship of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. For my Master's thesis in psychology, I was awarded the PUSh Award (Prize of the University Women's Representative for Students with Outstanding Achievements) of the University of Bamberg.

Talks

2020

Weitz, K. (2020). PRIVACY ON STAND BY? Talk and public discussion with the artists Yu Zhang and Matthew Mosher at the "DIGITAL SPRING Festival", 21.03.2020, Salzburg. --canceled due to the Corona Pandemic—

 

2019

André, E., Weitz, K. (2019). Künstliche Intelligenz...und ich? Public discussion with the Minister of Science Bernd Sibler as part of the event „Siblers Denkräume“, 03.12.2019, Augsburg.

 

Weitz, K. (2019). Was „denkt“ Künstliche Intelligenz? Wie wir sichtbar machen, wie intelligent KI wirklich ist. Science Slam Talk at the turmdersinne Symposium, 12.10.2019, Fürth.

 

André, E., Weitz. K., Weber, K., & Janowski, K. (2019) Sind Computer schlauer als wir?. Talk with Live Demo as part of the children's university, 05.07.2019, Augsburg.

 

Weitz, K. (2019). Genial naiv. Wie schlau ist künstliche Intelligenz?. Talk within the scope of the Wissenschaftsjahr 2019 at the German Museum, 02.06.2019, Munich.

 

Weitz, K. (2019). Gotta catch ‘em all! Wenn die KI zum Pokemontrainer wird. Talk as part of the Girls‘ Day at the German Museum, 28.03.2019, Munich.

 

2018

Weitz, K. (2018). Lachst du noch oder weinst du schon? Worauf neuronale Netze achten, wenn sie uns anschauen. Talk at the Science Slam of the Center Digitalisierung.Bayern (ZD.B), 21.11.2018, Munich.

 

2017

Schmid, U., & Weitz, K. (2017). Elementarinformatik als Brücke zwischen Mediennutzung und Informatik. Vom "Was muss ich drücken?" zum "Wie funktioniert das?" in der Vor- und Grundschule. Talk at the Landesinstitut für Lehrerbildung und Schulentwicklung, 26.09.2017, Hamburg.

 

2016

Schmid, U., Knauf, D., Gärtig-Daugs, A., Weitz, K., Wolking, M., & Steinhäuser, A. (2016). Elementarinformatik. Presentation of the computer science experimenters’s kit at the Bamberger Medienbildungstag "Medienbildung 4.0", 23.07.2016, Bamberg.

 

2015

Weitz, K., & Schmid U. (2015). Informatik - eine kleine Einführung. Talk at the Caritas Fachakademie für Sozialpädagogik, 13.11.2015, Bamberg.

 

Schmid, U., & Weitz, K. (2015). Experimentierkiste Informatik. Informatik in Vor- und Grundschule. Talk as part of Culture.Projects - Die Vorstellungsrunde, 19.10.2015, Bamberg.

 

Schmid, U., & Grell, F., unterstützt durch Gärtig-Daugs, A., Förtsch, S., Wolking, M., & Weitz, K. (2015). Mobile Informatikwerkstatt für Vor- und Grundschule. Presentation of project plans for the computer science experimenter’s kit at the Hermann-Gutmann-Stiftung, 10.3.2015, Bamberg.

 

 

Projects

Claude Toussaint

The aim of the VIVA project is to develop a trustworthy, lively social robot that is perceived as an attractive enrichment by users in their private environment. The robot aims to improve the personal emotional, psychological wellbeing of the users and support them in maintaining social contacts.

 

 

Project website

 

Project information at BMBF

Publications

Katharina Weitz
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016

2020

Katharina Weitz, Dominik Schiller, Ruben Schlagowski, Tobias Huber and Elisabeth André. in press. "Let me explain!": exploring the potential of virtual agents in explainable AI interaction design. DOI: 10.1007/s12193-020-00332-0
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Teena Hassan, Dominik Seuß, Johannes Wollenberg, Katharina Weitz, Miriam Kunz, Stefan Lautenbacher, Jens-Uwe Garbas and Ute Schmid. in press. Automatic detection of pain from facial expressions: a survey. DOI: 10.1109/TPAMI.2019.2958341
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Tobias Huber, Katharina Weitz, Elisabeth André and Ofra Amir. 2020. Local and global explanations of agent behavior: integrating strategy summaries with saliency maps.

Klaus Weber, Kathrin Janowski, Niklas Rach, Katharina Weitz, Wolfgang Minker, Stefan Ultes and Elisabeth André. in press. Predicting persuasive effectiveness for multimodal behavior adaptation using bipolar weighted argument graphs.
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Katharina Weitz. 2020. Was "denkt" Künstliche Intelligenz? Wie wir sichtbar machen, wie intelligent KI wirklich ist. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-61570-6_5
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2019

Katharina Weitz, Dominik Schiller, Ruben Schlagowski, Tobias Huber and Elisabeth André. 2019. "Do you trust me?" Increasing user-trust by integrating virtual agents in explainable AI interaction design. DOI: 10.1145/3308532.3329441
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Ilhan Aslan, Katharina Weitz, Ruben Schlagowski, Simon Flutura, Susana Garcia Valesco, Marius Pfeil and Elisabeth André. 2019. Creativity support and multimodal pen-based interaction. DOI: 10.1145/3340555.3353738
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Katharina Weitz, Teena Hassan, Ute Schmid and Jens-Uwe Garbas. 2019. Deep-learned faces of pain and emotions: elucidating the differences of facial expressions with the help of explainable AI methods = Tief erlernte Gesichter von Schmerz und Emotionen: Aufklärung der Unterschiede von Gesichtsausdrücken mithilfe erklärbarer KI-Methoden. DOI: 10.1515/teme-2019-0024
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Dominik Schiller, Katharina Weitz, Kathrin Janowski and Elisabeth André. 2019. Human-inspired socially-aware interfaces. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34500-6_2
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Ute Schmid, Michael Siebers and Katharina Weitz. 2019. Künstliche Intelligenz selber programmieren für Dummies Junior.
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Björn Petrak, Katharina Weitz, Ilhan Aslan and Elisabeth André. 2019. Let me show you your new home: studying the effect of proxemic-awareness of robots on users' first impressions.
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Katharina Weitz and Elisabeth André. 2019. Should we (dis)trust robots? Developing responsible AI using cognitive and affective human-robot trust.
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Katharina Weitz, Florian Johren, Lukas Seifert, Sha Li, Jiexin Zhou, Oliver Posegga and Peter A. Gloor. 2019. The Bezos-Gate: exploring the online content of the Washington Post. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-17238-1_4
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2018

Katharina Weitz. 2018. Applying explainable artificial intelligence for deep learning networks to decode facial expressions of pain and emotions.
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Ute Schmid, Katharina Weitz and Anja Gärtig-Daugs. 2018. Informatik in der Grundschule: eine informatisch-pädagogische Perspektive auf informatikdidaktische Konzepte. DOI: 10.1007/s00287-018-1103-4
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Katharina Weitz, Teena Hassan, Ute Schmid and Jens-Uwe Garbas. 2018. Towards explaining deep learning networks to distinguish facial expressions of pain and emotions.
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2017

Katharina Weitz, Anja Gärtig-Daugs, Daniel Knauf and Ute Schmid. 2017. Computer science in early childhood education: pedagogical beliefs and perceived self-confidence in preschool teachers. DOI: 10.1145/3137065.3144573
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Katharina Weitz. 2017. Creativity and intelligence in brains and machines: from individuals to societies; post-event report about the GK sponsored Interdisciplinary College 2017 (IK2017). DOI: 10.1007/s10339-017-0845-2
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Katharina Weitz. 2017. Individual effects of sleep deprivation: influence of personality factors on subjective fatigue and cognitive performance.
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Ute Schmid and Katharina Weitz. 2017. Referate präsentieren mit PowerPoint für Dummies Junior.
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Katharina Weitz, Astrid Schuetz, Christian Mühl and Daniel Aeschbach. 2017. Sleep deprivation and personality - impact on simple and complex cognitive tasks.
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2016

Anja Gärtig-Daugs, Katharina Weitz, Maike Wolking and Ute Schmid. 2016. Computer science experimenter's kit for use in preschool and primary school. DOI: 10.1145/2978249.2978258
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