Hi, I am

Christina Strobel

About Me

Welcome to my academic homepage!

My research is on how Artificial Intelligence influences human behavior.
Artificial Intelligence is reshaping all aspects of the economy as well as our daily lives. This raises opportunities while creating some challenges at the same time.

I address some of these challenges by running online experiments, laboratory studies and surveys. I am also actively engaged in the current discussion about an Artificial Intelligence Auditing Framework by holding (keynote) lectures and workshops.

Curious to know my answers to questions like:

  • Acceptance: What do we accept and what do we fear about AI?
  • Behavior: Does the interaction with AI change our behavior?
  • Risks: What are the hidden costs of AI?
  • AI compliance: What are the key elements of a compliant AI ecosystem?
  • AI auditing: How should an AI audit look like?
Have a look at my papers here or just send me a short message - I look forward to hearing from you.

My Competences

Large-scale surveys & experiments

I designed, programmed and conducted large-scale (online) surveys and experiments.

A/B testing

I used controlled online and lab studies to research human behavior.

Data analysis

I analysed big data and panel data sets by using R and STATA.

Human-computer interactions

I researched how humans react to artificial decision-making systems.

Mechanical Engineering

I have a profound knowledge of mechanical production processes.

Automation and algorithms

I am interested in how people react to the use of algorithms.


Work History

October 2019 - now


Establishing audit rules, standards, guidelines and where appropriate, public policy for all Artificial Intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems in the areas of Ethics, Bias, Privacy, Trust, and Cybersecurity

Nov 2018 - now
Member of the European AI Alliance

European Commission

Offer input and feedback to the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG), established by the European Commission

Nov 2019 - Dec 2020
Incrementality Measurement Lead Central Europe

Google Germany

Designing, supervising and evaluating experiments to quantify the impact and return on investment of ads

Aug 2015 - Okt 2018
Doctoral Research Fellow

International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World

Research on the impact of automation on human behavior, the acceptance of self-driving cars, risk-preferences when deciding for others and the influence of an automated payment scheme on performance; using laboratory experiments and large-scale surveys

Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
Student Employee in Strategic Purchase and Procurement Controlling

Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH,

Optimization and management of the Supplier and Request Management System and the Supplier Performance Management System in cooperation with the internal IT-department and an external service provider; monitoring of supplier KPIs in SAP

Feb 2013 - Jul 2014
Student Research Assistant at the Chair of Corporate Management (Prof. Mohnen)

Technical University Munich

Programming, conducting and supervising laboratory experiments; statistical analysis of research data; support on various research projects

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
Intern in Corporate Finance Consulting


Support in multiple financial services and valuation projects; team lead on an internal project to develop a knowledge management system

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Management

berater e.V.

Working in and managing the student management consultancy society at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (about 60 active members; organized in JCNetwork e.V.)

Mar 2005 - Jul 2011
Student Employee

Metalltechnik Strobel e.K.

Support in project planning, controlling, accounting and production in the family-owned automotive supplier business

Education History

Aug 2015 - October 2019
PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.)

Thesis Title: 'Accountability and Appraisal of Artificial Intelligence' (Supervisors: Prof. Oliver Kirchkamp, Prof. Christoph Engel)

International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World (IMPRS Uncertainty)

Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
Visiting Assistant Researcher

Yale University

Host: Prof. Jason Dana

Oct 2012 - Mar 2015
M.Sc. in Managmeent & Technology

Technical University Munich

Main Subjects: Finance & Accounting, Mechanical Engineering

Aug 2011 - Feb 2012
Semester abroad in China

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics Dalian

Main Subjects: Finance & Accounting, Foreign Trade

Oct 2008 - Mar 2012
B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Main Subjects: Finance & Accounting


Conference Talks


Complete Projects


Awards Received


Lines of Code (2020)



Word, Excel, PowerPoint


zTree, oTree, Qualtrics

Coding Skills


PHP, SQL, Java


Media Presence