Klaus Weber M.Sc. M.Sc.

Chair for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Phone: +49 821 598 - 2329
Room: 2041 (N)
Address: Universitätsstraße 6a, 86159 Augsburg

Research Interests

  • Persuasive AI
  • Human-Agent-Interaction (HAI)
  • Virtual Agents and Reinforcement Learning
  • Explainable (persuasive) AI
  • Behavior Learning using Neural Networks


  • Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI '18)

    Best Paper Runner-Up Award


  • Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS '20)

    Best Paper Award Finalist

    Link to Presentation

Bachelor's and Master's theses

I supervise theses (Bachelor's and Master's) in the following areas/topics with context persuasion (not exclusively):

  • Reinforcement Learning (RL)
  • Neural Networks (NN, CNN, GAN)
  • Explainable AI (XAI)

If you are interested, please send me an e-mail with one of the above mentioned keywords, then we can make an appointment for further discussion. Or just visit me in my office.


Klaus Weber
2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018


Niklas Rach, Klaus Weber, Yuchi Yang, Stefan Ultes, Elisabeth André and Wolfgang Minker. 2021. EVA 2.0: emotional and rational multimodal argumentation between virtual agents. DOI: 10.1515/itit-2020-0050
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Klaus Weber, Niklas Rach, Wolfgang Minker and Elisabeth André. 2020. How to win arguments: empowering virtual agents to improve their persuasiveness. DOI: 10.1007/s13222-020-00345-9
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Hannes Ritschel, Thomas Kiderle, Klaus Weber, Florian Lingenfelser, Tobias Baur and Elisabeth André. 2020. Multimodal joke generation and paralinguistic personalization for a socially-aware robot. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49778-1_22
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Hannes Ritschel, Thomas Kiderle, Klaus Weber and Elisabeth André. 2020. Multimodal joke presentation for social robots based on natural-language generation and nonverbal behaviors.
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Klaus Weber, Kathrin Janowski, Niklas Rach, Katharina Weitz, Wolfgang Minker, Stefan Ultes and Elisabeth André. 2020. Predicting persuasive effectiveness for multimodal behavior adaptation using bipolar weighted argument graphs.
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Klaus Weber, Lukas Tinnes, Tobias Huber, Alexander Heimerl, Eva Pohlen, Marc-Leon Reinecker and Elisabeth André. 2020. Towards demystifying subliminal persuasiveness: using XAI-techniques to highlight persuasive markers of public speeches. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51924-7_7
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Niklas Rach, Klaus Weber, Annalena Aicher, Florian Lingenfelser, Elisabeth André and Wolfgang Minker. 2019. Emotion recognition based preference modelling in argumentative dialogue systems. DOI: 10.1109/percomw.2019.8730650
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Henner Gimpel, Sarah Bayer, Elisabeth André, Ivo Benke, Alexander Benlian, Nicholas Cummins, Oliver Hinz, Kristian Kersting, Alexander Maedche, Jan Riemann, Björn Schuller and Klaus Weber. 2019. Humane anthropomorphic agents: the quest for the outcome measure.
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Niklas Rach, Klaus Weber, Louisa Pragst, Elisabeth André, Wolfgang Minker and Stefan Ultes. 2018. EVA: a multimodal argumentative dialogue system. DOI: 10.1145/3242969.3266292
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Klaus Weber, Hannes Ritschel, Ilhan Aslan, Florian Lingenfelser and Elisabeth André. 2018. How to shape the humor of a robot - social behavior adaptation based on reinforcement learning. DOI: 10.1145/3242969.3242976
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Klaus Weber, Hannes Ritschel, Florian Lingenfelser and Elisabeth André. 2018. Real-time adaptation of a robotic joke teller based on human social signals.
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