Sekina Mandelartz

Sekina Mandelartz

Sekina Mandelartz is a researcher of the SALTUS! Group Responsible Artificial Intelligence (at FRIAS) and the Neuroethics and AI Ethics Lab.

Contact:

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
Albertstraße 19
79104 Freiburg i.B (Germany)
E-Mail: sekina.mandelartz (at) frias.uni-freiburg.de

Biography and Research Interests

Sekina Mandelartz studied health economics and is specialized in data protection and information security. During her studies, she founded several startups in the food, health and IT sectors. She gained experiences in the areas of product manufacture and development, public relations, marketing and sold her products to well-known companies in the food industry. Within three years, she managed to deliver 500 points of sale throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2017 she sold her first company. Together with an interdisciplinary team consisting of software developers, lawyers and ethical hackers she founded the company Audat in 2019 which was funded by a research and transfer scholarship from Freie Universität Berlin. Audat’s goal is to improve the data protection and information security level of organizations. A highly innovative penetration testing tool, fully automated at its core, is used to verify IT security. Controlled and self-learning attacks on IT infrastructures can reveal vulnerabilities and sustainably improve the level of protection. During this time, her passion in responsible artificial intelligence grew. Currently, she works in the Saltus! Group Responsible Artificial Intelligence. Her research interests include health innovations, especially the potential of AI-based human machine interaction as well as the responsible use of health-related data.