Dr. Felix G. Rebitschek is the head of the research project RisikoAtlas on empowerment concerning risk and uncertainty, and research scientist at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Taking into account the nature of decision problems, his research aims at identifying accessible problem representations in order to empower decision-makers, e.g. with digital educative interventions when encountering digital health information. His work as a cognitive psychologist has its roots in his PhD (2014) for insights on diagnostic reasoning with causal models. He supported the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection's Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs for reports on Digital Health (2016), Digital Sovereignty (2017), and Consumer-friendly Scoring (2018). At the Harding Center, Dr. Rebitschek successfully acquired the projects Drohnenrisiken verstehen (150k EUR, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure) and RisikoAtlas (1 million EUR, Federal Ministry of Justice and for Consumer Protection), which he manages. Among his extensive teaching activities, he trains health professionals and managers on risk communication, risk literacy, and decision-making under uncertainty internationally. In addition, he holds the lecture Digital Ethics and Society: data-based prediction and steering of behaviour at the Hasso Plattner Institute (University of Potsdam). Dr. Rebitschek has published on different aspects of digital technologies and psychology. He is also engaged in knowledge transfer concerning digital consumer and citizen scoring.
2006 Diplom FH (Media management), Stuttgart Media University, Germany