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Senior Research Fellow, Horizon Digital Economy, UnBias, University of Nottingham

Ansgar Koene is a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Investigator on the UnBias project at Horizon Digital Economy Research (University of Nottingham). Prior to UnBias he worked on the CaSMa project. He has a multi-disciplinary research background, having worked and published on topics ranging from bio-inspired Robotics, AI and Computational Neuroscience to experimental Human Behaviour/Perception studies. Prior to joining Horizon, Ansgar worked at the University of Utrecht (Utrecht, the Netherlands), INSERM (Lyon, France), UCL (London, UK), ATR (Kyoto, Japan), NTU (Taipei, Taiwan), University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK), RIKEN BSI (Tokyo, Japan) and University of Birmingham (Birmingham, UK).

As part of UnBias, Ansgar is focusing on stakeholder engagement for the development of policy recommendations. In addition to his work on UnBias and the CaSMa research theme, Ansgar also actively engages with the Horizon Policy Impact agenda which seeks to support local, national and international policy initiatives with the knowledge and expertise of the Horizon Digital Economy Research institute.

You can find Ansgar on Twitter (@arkoene), Facebook (/arkoene) and LinkedIn (/akoene).


  • 2014–2016
    Senior Research Fellow, HORIZON Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham
  • 2014–2015
    Visiting Researcher, University of Birmingham, Psychology Department
  • 2012–2014
    Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, Psychology Department
  • 2010–2012
    Researcher, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2008–2010
    Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, Psychology Department, Sheffield, UK
  • 2007–2008
    Research Fellow, National Taiwan University, Psychology Department, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006–2007
    Researcher, ATR, Computational Neuroscience Unit, Humanoid Robotics and Computational Neuroscience group, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2004–2006
    Research Associate, University College London, Psychology Department, London, UK
  • 2003–2003
    Researcher, INSERM, Lyon, France