I am a Ph.D. student at the chair of Prof. Holger Hermanns since January 2018. Together with him, I regularly give a lecture called »Ethics for Nerds«, orbiting the nexus of Ethics and Computer Science. I am also preparing my PhD thesis about the interplay of Machine Ethics and Machine Explainability.

By the way, if you are looking for a guy to talk about topics like

  • (teaching) ethics for computer scientists,
  • ethical dimensions of computer science related research and products (Computer Ethics),
  • implementation of normative constraints into autonomous systems (Machine Ethics),
  • cracking open the black box of machine learning-based intelligent systems or equipping GOFAI with explainability (Machine Explainability),

feel free to contact me, since answering requests of this kind is not only a pleasure for me but also part of my job.

Furthermore, I am currently finishing my PhD thesis in Philosophy about ethical aspects of actions in collective contexts (if you are interested in details, check out my site at the Department of Philosophy).

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer of »Ethik für Nerds« (»Ethics for Nerds«; together with Prof. Holger Hermanns), Introductory Seminar Course, Summer Term 2015
  • Lecturer of »Ethics for Nerds« (together with Prof. Holger Hermanns), Advanced Lecture, Summer Term 2016 , 2017, 2018

In 2019, Ethics for Nerds will take place as block course in September.

Also check my teaching experience in Philosophy.


For now, check my publications, talks, and presentation here.


Address: Campus Saarbrücken, 66123 Saarbrücken
Location: Bldg. E1 3, Room 511.2
E-mail: kevin.baum@uni-saarland.de