Corinna Hertweck

PhD student ∙ Algorithmic Fairness



Hi there! I’m Corinna, a PhD student in computer science at the University of Zurich and Zurich University of Applied Sciences, co-advised by Aniko Hannak and Christoph Heitz. At the University of Zurich, I’m part of the Social Computing Group. At the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, I’m part of the SNSF-funded project “Socially acceptable and fair AI”.

I’m broadly interested in AI ethics and the intersection of computer science, philosophy and sociology. My work focuses on questions such as “How can technology be used to reduce social inequalities instead of exacerbating them?” and “How can we evaluate biases in decision-making systems?”

On weekends, there’s a good chance you’ll find me in the mountains, probably taking yet another picture of cows 🐮


Dec 21, 2022 I’m excited that there will be a 2nd European Workshop on Algorithmic Fairness (EWAF) and that I’ll be one of the general chairs. Our goal is to foster the growing European algorithmic fairness community. You can find our Call for Papers here. You can submit both full papers as well as extended abstracts.
Jun 12, 2022 I’m proud to have been one of the organizers of the first European Workshop on Algorithmic Fairness (EWAF’22) held on June 8 and 9, 2022. 48 researchers gathered in Zurich to discuss algorithmic fairness. Thanks to everyone for their enthusiasm in growing the European algorithmic fairness community!
Feb 11, 2022 The exhibition “Planet Digital” at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich just opened! Christoph Heitz and I collaborated with Anna Mätzener and Tobias Urech from AlgorithmWatch Switzerland to create an exhibit on (un)fair algorithms.
Nov 18, 2021 I gave a tech talk at CeADAR (Ireland’s Centre for Applied AI) on November 18, 2021.
Nov 17, 2021 I’m co-organizing the European Workshop on Algorithmic Fairness (EWAF) to bring European researchers on algorithmic fairness together.
Sep 6, 2021 I was part of a panel discussion on the chances and risks of AI in Winterthur on September 6, 2021, organized by Digital Winterthur.
Jul 6, 2021 I spoke at the UCL workshop “Fairness and Diversity in Statistical Science” on July 6, 2021.