Philipp Wicke is an Assistant Professor (Akad. Rat) at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU). He is working on a diversity of topics related to Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics. His doctoral thesis on Embodied Storytelling using Spatial Metaphor and Gesture provides a contribution to the research of Computational Creativity. In his current role at LMU, Philipp is researching on Natural Language Processing and teaches programming in the B.A. and M.A. Computational Linguistics. His background in Cognitive Science fields his research interest in Computational Creativity, Embodied Cognition and Artificial Intelligence.
Philipp Wicke is the Head of AI Applications of the AI for People Association, which promotes the idea of shaping Artificial Intelligent technology around human and societal needs. He is an Associate Member of the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML)
Feel free to get in touch at: philipp[dot]wicke[at]lmu[dot]de
2024 - May | LREC-COLING. 2024 Workshop on Reference, Framing, and Perspective. Program Committee Member.
2024 - May | ICRA 2024. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Reviewer.
2024 - March | Interdisciplinary College 2024, IK 'Robustness, Resilience, Responsibility'. Lecturer, Program Committee Member, Organizer.
2023 - December | RobotLearning@NeurIPS2023. "LoHoRavens: A Long-Horizon Language-Conditioned Benchmark for Robotic Tabletop Manipulation" S. Zhang, P. Wicke, L.K. Senel, L. Figueredo, A. Naceri, S. Haddadin, B. Plank, H.Schuetze. Poster.
2023 - December | EMNLP'23 - Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. Area Chair.
2023 - November | "International Conference on AI for People: Democratizing AI" CAIP'23. 24-26 November 2023, Bologna, Italy. Organizer.
2023 - September | EPIA'23, 22nd Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Program Committee Member.
2023 - July | Journal: Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. Reviewer.
2023 - July | "LMs stand their Ground: Investigating the Effect of Embodiment in Figurative Language Interpretation by Language Models" P. Wicke, ACL 2023 Findings (long). Toronto, Canada. Paper.
2023 - July | "A Crosslingual Investigation of Conceptualization in 1335 Languages" Y. Liu, H. Ye, L. Weissweiler, P. Wicke, R. Pei, R. Zangenfeind and H. Schütze, ACL 2023 Main (long). Toronto, Canada. Paper.
2023 - July | "Towards Language-Based Modulation of Assistive Robots through Multimodal Models" P. Wicke, L. Şenel, S. Zhang, L. Figueredo, A. Naceri, S. Haddadin and H. Schütze, Geriatronics Summit 2023, Germany. Presenter.
2023 - June | "Kommuniziert KI?" - I'm a Scientist. Online-Mentoring of Live-Chats with young, German pupils. Science Communication. Scientist / Advisor.
2023 - April | International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC23. Reviewer.
2023 - March | IK'23 Interdisciplinary College 2023, Dynamics of Experience – Minds, Bodies, and Things. Organization Team Member, Program Commitee Member and Lecturer.
2023 - March | Associated Member of the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML).
2022 - December | Lingua (Elsevier). Reviewer.
2022 - November | Workshop "Language-Based Expert-AI Cooperation" of TU Darmstadt and LMU, Schloss Dagstuhl. Organization.
2022 - June | "The Role of Gestures and Movement in Computational, Embodied Storytelling". The Role of Embodiment in the Perception of Human & Artificial Creativity. ICCC'22 Workshop. Workshop Publication.
2022 - May | "Immune moral models? Pro-social rule breaking as a moral enhancement approach for ethical AI" Ramanayake, R., Wicke, P. & Nallur, V. AI & Soc.
2022 - May | PLOS ONE. Journal. Reviewer.
2022 - March | IK'22 Interdisciplinary College 2022. "Flexibility", 07.03.-17.03.2022. Technical Committee Member.
2021 - December | PLOS ONE. Journal. Reviewer.
2021 - December | Proceedings of the First International Conference on AI for People. CORE. EAI. Editor.
2021 - November | CAIP'21. International Conference on AI for People: "Towards Sustainable AI". Conference. General Chair / Organizer.
2021 - November| PLOS ONE. Journal. Reviewer.
2021 - October | Akademischer Rat (~Assistant Professor) at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Schuetze's Lab. PostDoc.
2021 - October | BioScience, Oxford Academic Journal. Reviewer.
2021 - September | "Computational Storytelling as an Embodied Robot Performance with Gesture and Spatial Metaphor". Philipp Wicke. PhD Thesis.
2021 - September | International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC'21. Program Committee Member.
2021 - April | "Creative Action at a Distance: A Conceptual Framework for Embodied Performance With Robotic Actors" Philipp Wicke and Tony Veale. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. Creativity and Robotics. 2021. Journal Paper.
2021 - April | AI & Society. Springer. Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication. Special issue on AI for People. 2021. Reviewer.
2021 - March | "Covid-19 Discourse on Twitter: How the Topics, Sentiments, Subjectivity, and Figurative Frames Changed Over Time" Philipp Wicke and Marianna Bolognesi. Frontiers in Communication. Journal Publication.
2021 - March | "Are You Not Entertained? Computational Storytelling with Non-Verbal Interaction" Philipp Wicke and Tony Veale. HRI '21 Late-Breaking Report. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Publication.
2021 - March | Virtual Interdisciplinary College. "Connected in Cyberspace". Social Committee Member.
2021 - January | The Bremen-Groningen Online Workshops on Multimodality. Speaker.
2020 - December | The Power of Metaphor Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL). Guest Lecturer.
2020 - September | "Framing COVID-19: How we conceptualize and discuss the pandemic on Twitter" P. Wicke and M. Bolognesi. PLOS ONE. Journal Publication.
2020 - September | "The Show Must Go On: On the Use of Embodiment, Space and Gesture in Computational Storytelling" New Generation Computing (Springer). Journal Publication.
2020 - September | EAI Goodtechs 2020, European Alliance for Innovation, International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, Antwerp (BE). Program Committee Member.
2020 - September| ICCC20 - International Conference on Computational Creativity, Coimbra (PRT). Paper & Short Paper.
2020 - August | "A hands-on Exercise in Natural Language Processing" 1st AI for People Workshop. Speaker & Organizer.
2020 - May | "Emoji-based semantic representations for abstract and concrete concepts" Cognitive Processing, Springer. Paper.
2020 - April | "Walk the Line: Digital Storytelling as Embodied Spatial Performance". AISB20 - Symposium on Computational Creativity. Extended Abstract.
2020 - March | AI for People's Coding Class. Free Online Coding Class for Beginner. Lecturer.
2020 - January | Hacking the Computable HDMK Suttgart (GER), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik. Speaker.
2019 - December | The Power of Metaphor Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL). Guest Lecturer.
2019 - October | Computational Cognition Workshop, Osnabrück (GER). Poster.
2019 - July | HumTec Workshop "Embodied A.I. / Exbodied Mind", HumTec RWTH Aachen (GER). Speaker.
2019 - June | ICCC19 International Conference on Computational Creativity, Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). Poster.
2019 - June | ISSAI Interdisciplinary Summer School on Artificial Intelligence, Vila Nova de Cerveira (PRT). Attendance.
2019 - April| Dagstuhl Seminar "Computational Creativity Meets Digital Literary Studies" (19172), Schloss Dagstuhl (GER). Speaker.
2019 - March | Conference on Creative Multilingualism: The Creative Power of Metaphor, Oxford (UK). Attendance.
2019 - March | IK19 Interdisciplinary College, Guenne (GER). "Out Of Your Senses. From Data To Insight". Attendance.
2018 - TriCoLore18. 4th Image Schema Day, Bozen (IT). "Wheels Within Wheels: A Causal Treatment of Image Schemas in An Embodied Storytelling System" P.Wicke and T.Veale. Speaker.
2018 - Good AIfternoon Colloquium, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL). Introduction to Computational Creativity. Invited Speaker.
2018 - ICCC18 International Conference on Computational Creativity, Salamanca (ES). "Interview with the Robot: Question-Guided Collaboration in a Story-telling System" P.Wicke and T.Veale. Speaker.
2018 - March | IK18 Interdisciplinary College, Guenne (GER). "Me, Myself and I". 3rd Best Poster Award. Poster presenter.
2018 - AISB18 Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Simulated Behavior, Liverpool (UK). Paper presentation "Storytelling by a Show of Hands: A framework for interactive embodied storytelling in robotic agents" P.Wicke and T. Veale. Speaker.
2017 - Outreach Talk, UCD School of Computer Science Opening Evening, Dublin (IRL). Speaker.
2017 - March | IK17 Interdisciplinary College, Guenne (GER). "Creativity and Intelligence in Brains and Machines". Attendance.
2017 - High-Concepts, Low-Downs. Workshop on Computational Creativity, UCD Dublin (IRL). Speaker.
2017 - Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science (GPA 1.1 with distinction) - University Osnabrueck (GER). Ideograms as Semantic Primes: Emoji in Computational Linguistic Creativity. Graduate.
2016 - September | NTU EEE-NVIDIA Deep Learning Day workshop Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Participation.
2016 - RISE Scholarship 2016, DAAD. Awardee.
2016 - Internship - Prediction of optimal brain surgery in epileptic patients, Dauwels Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Intern.
2016 - ERASMUS+ Scholarship 2016. Awardee.
2016 - Internship - Computational Creativity, The Creative Language System Group, University College Dublin, Ireland. Intern.
2016 - March | IK16 Interdisciplinary College, Guenne (GER). "Transitions and Transformations in Cognition, Biology and Interactive Systems". Attendance.
2016 - April | 2nd PROSECCO Code Camp on Computational Creativity, Antwerp Belgium (bestofbotworlds.com). Participation.
2015 | Oxford's Summerfield lab (Dept. of Experimental Psychology), Brown’s lab (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences), Vogels' lab (Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour). Visit.
2015 | Cognium Macaque Laboratory Bremen. Introduction to neuroscientific work on primates by Prof. Michael Koch from Brain Research Institute, Department of Neuropharmacology. Visit.
2015 - Sept. | GAP.9 Ninth International Conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy. Assistance.