Dr med Philipp Kellmeyer, MD, MPhil is the head of the Human-Technology Interaction Lab at the University Medical Center Freiburg (Department of Neurosurgery). His research interests are neurology, cognitive neuroscience, neurotechnology, neuroethics and AI ethics, human-technology interaction in medicine, and XR technologies.
Furthermore, he co-leads Nexus Experiments, a platform that designs and curates participatory projects and events at the interface of science and art to foster public dialogue on the ethical and societal implications of technoscientific research.
Human-Technology Interaction Lab
Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Freiburg
c/o FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, D-79104 Freiburg im Breisgau
E-Mail: philipp.kellmeyer (at) uniklinik-freiburg.de
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Carmen Schneider, Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Freiburg, carmen.schneider (at) uniklinik-freiburg.de, Phone: ++49-761-270-54440
Position: Research Group Leader
Human-Technology Interaction Lab (2019-2022: Neuroethics and AI Ethics Lab)
University Medical Center Freiburg, Department of Neurosurgery
Position: Fellow (2021-22)
Intercontinental Academia #4 “Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence” of the University-based Institutes of Advanced Studies (UBIAS) network
Position: Research Fellow (2018-2021)
Saltus! Group “Responsible Artificial Intelligence”
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg
Position: Affiliated Researcher (since 2020)
Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium
Position: Scientific Member (since 2018)
Institute for Brain-Machine Interfacing Technology (IMBIT) / BrainLinks-BrainTools, Cluster of Excellence (German Research Foundation, DFG), University of Freiburg
Position: Affiliated Researcher (since 2017)
Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich
Dr. Kellmeyer is a neurologist at the University Medical Center Freiburg where he heads the Human-Technology Interaction Lab (2019-2022: Neuroethics and AI Ethics Lab) at the Department of Neurosurgery. He studied human medicine in Heidelberg and Zurich and received a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge (GB). As a neuroscientist he works 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 BrainLinks-BrainTools at the University of Freiburg and from 2018-2021 he was a Research Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in the “Responsible Artificial Intelligence” research group. In his highly transdisciplinary research at the intersection of neurology, neuroscience / neurotechnology, ethics and social sciences, he works on human-technology interaction in medicine and other health-related contexts. 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 is a Fellow at the 4th Intercontinental Academia of UBIAS on “Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence”.