Profile Picture Alexander Mirnig

Alexander Mirnig is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction, focusing on interacting with Automated Vehicles (AV), knowledge transfer, design patterns, and theory of definitions in HCI. He holds a Master’s Degree in Analytic Philosophy from the University of Salzburg and finished his PhD in HCI, in which he explored the potential of patterns as a general knowledge transfer tool for both science and industry. He has a background in Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Ethics, and Neuroscience, and has always been interested in computers and computing from an early age. Alexander has been involved in several international research projects and has worked on control transitions in SAE Level 3 AV, interaction with automated public transport, system-user trust and security feedback, automotive driver space design patterns, user experience definitions, and ethical aspects in practical science.

Previous Research Positions

  • 10/2014-06/2015: Visiting Scholar at the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California Irvine.
  • 2011-2014: Member of the interdisciplinary Neurosignaling workgroup at the Department of Zoology, University of Salzburg

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2018: IARIA Fellowship
  • 2019: CHI Honourable Mention for the Paper “Trolled by the Trolley Problem: On What Matters for Ethical Decision Making in Automated Vehicles”


Mag. Alexander G. Mirnig

Center for Human-Computer Interaction
University of Salzburg

Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8 / Techno 5
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Phone: +43 662 8044 4834



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