Wolf Schäfer

Wolf Schäfer
Professor and Chair

1209 Computer Science

(631) 632-7924
wolf.schafer [at] stonybrook.edu


AI plus Ethics, Automotive Ethics, History of Science & Technology


Dr. Wolf Schäfer received his higher education in Marburg, Bonn, King's College London, Munich, and Bremen; he earned an MA in History, International Politics, and Philosophy and a PhD in History of Science and Technology and Social History


Wolf Schäfer’s current research interests are in

• the management and organization of big technoscience projects in the US and Germany (their nuclear fission and rocket programs) during WWII

• ethical frontiers of artificial intelligence and machine learning (smart ethics)

• design as a core category of the present (engineering) age

• comparative policies of regulating emerging disruptive innovation (especially for autonomous vehicles)


Wolf Schäfer won the Berlin Prize in 2013 and was awarded the Anna-Maria Kellen Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.

Teaching Summary

VIP Program in Automotive Ethics, see https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/vertically-integrated-projects/teams/_team_page/team_page.php?team=Automotive%20Ethics