Frauke Zeller
Co-creator, HitchBOT
Assistant Professor, Ryerson University in Toronto (ON), Canada

Frauke Zeller is Assistant Professor, in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University in Toronto (ON), Canada. She received her PhD (Dr. phil.) from Kassel University, Germany, in 2005 in English Linguistics and Computational Philology for her research in Human-Robot Interaction. From 2005 to 2011, she was a researcher and lecturer at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany, working in the Institute of Media and Communication Studies. She finished her Habilitation (highest academic degree in Germany) in 2011, working on computational methods to analyze online communities. Frauke Zeller was awarded with a range of major research grants, among them a Marie Curie Fellowship (2011-2013), which is one of Europe’s most distinguished individual research grants. It enabled her to conduct research on big data and multimodal communication analyses tools. She worked as a Marie Curie Fellow at the renowned Centre for Digital Humanities at University College London (Great Britain). She is also involved in several international research projects. Her research interests include Big Data, Human-Computer Interaction/Human-Robot Interaction, and method development for digital research analyses.