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Prof. Dr. Susanne Mayr

Professor Susanne Mayr

Professor Susanne Mayr has held the Chair of Psychology and Human–Machine Interaction of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities since 2015. The Chair’s research interests are academic and technical challenges posed by human–machine communication and basic research in cognitive psychology.

Professor Susanne Mayr has held the Chair of Psychology and Human–Machine Interaction of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities since 2015. The Chair’s research interests are academic and technical challenges posed by human–machine communication and basic research in cognitive psychology.

"In human-machine interaction, I'm interested in psychological questions that come with the use of online services. Issues like data protection and privacy also play a role in this context. The General Data Protection Regulation has strengthened the role of citizens in the handling of their personal data. In a research project, my team and I are studying the right to data portability, in other words, the user's right to take their data with them when they change online service providers. We have discovered that hardly any users are aware of this prerogative. We are investigating what needs to be done to ensure heightened awareness and greater willingness to assert this right. So, while we are looking into the user-oriented, psychological perspective, computer science and information systems colleagues are examining the technical side and competitive issues. That's a good match."

Related research

Professor Mayr has carefully explored cognitive processes and promoted the development of human-machine interfaces in a number of projects and publications.

Go to Professor Mayr's publications.

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