Ewa Luger

Ewa Luger

Chair of Human-Data Interaction

Dr Ewa Luger, Chair of Human-Data Interaction

Prof. Ewa Luger is co-director of the Institute of Design Informatics, Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, and Director of Research Innovation at Edinburgh College of Art. She is a member of the Leadership Circle for the Scottish Government’s AI Alliance, expert adviser to DCMS and sits on the EPSRC ICT SAT. She also works with the Word Economic Form, most recently on the expert taskforce for trusted data intermediaries.


Her research explores social, ethical and interactional issues in the context of complex data-driven systems, with a particular interest in distribution of power, spheres of exclusion and consent. She was recipient of University Chancellor’s ‘Rising Star’ Award (2020) for research.


Ewa is currently investigator on over £15 million externally-funded projects (EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, Centre for Digital Built Britain and DataLab). She is PI on ‘ICE-AI (exploring algorithmic intelligibility in public service media)’, Building Public Value via Intelligible AI (PubVIA) [commencing October 2022], and Co-I on the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity, INTUIT, AI in Public Service Journalism, and Fixing the Future; a project exploring the right to repair [commencing August 2022].


Previously a Researcher at Microsoft, Fellow of Corpus Christi College (University of Cambridge), and consultant ethicist for Microsoft Research (2016-2020). She builds upon 15 years as a lifelong learning expert and practitioner (NIACE, 1999-2014) where she investigated digital inclusion within marginalised communities. Ewa holds a BA (Hons) in International Relations & Politics, an MA in International Relations and a PhD in Computer Science.


Designing Ethical Human-Computer Systems

Funded by: EPSRC ‘Telling Tales of Engagement, 2016’ award

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Exploring Ethical AI in Accounting

Accounting is one of the latest professions to consider the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support decision-making.

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Network Plus in Human Data Interaction

Network Plus in Human Data Interaction: Legibility, Agency, Negotiability

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Interaction Design for Trusted Sharing of Personal Health Data to Live Well with HIV

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