Profilbild Thimo Schulz

M.Sc. Thimo Schulz

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Marketing
    Kaiserstraße 89, 76133 Karlsruhe

Reserach Activities

Research Focus

My research is dedicated to innovating AI education, specifically tailored for business students without an extensive programming background.. Recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities this demographic presents, I am wokring on integrating Extended Reality (XR) into the curriculum. This immersive approach not only enhances comprehension but also makes the learning process more engaging. A further significant facet of my research involves the use of generative AI systems as educational assistants. These systems, informed by EEG measurements, monitor cognitive load during learning, ensuring content and exercises are tailored to optimize understanding without overwhelming the student. My goal is to not only make AI more accessible to learners but also to utilize its capabilities to create a more enriched, personalized, and effective learning journey.

Curriculum Vitae

07/2022 - heute Ph.D. at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Information Systems and Marketing
10/2021 - 06/2022 Research assistant at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
04/2020 - 06/2022 Information Systems (M.Sc.) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Master thesis: "Leveraging Metadata and Annotations to Improve Scholarly Open-Domain Question Answering"
09/2018 - 09/2021 Intern and reserach assistant at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
10/2017 - 03/2020 Market Research and Consumer Psychology (B.Sc.) at Pforzheim University
Bachelor thesis: "Nutzerorientierte Monetarisierungsmöglichkeiten von Schnellladeinfrastruktur"
10/2012 - 05/2017 Industrial Engineering (B.Sc.) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Bachelor thesis: "Implementierung eines plattformunabhängigen OPC UA Web Clients"


An Immersive Learning Factory for AI & Data Literacy: An Exploratory Study in the Wild
Liu, S.; Schulz, T.; Toreini, P.; Mädche, A.
2023. Mensch und Computer 2023, 349–353, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3603555.3608564
An Immersive ’Proto Learning Factory’ Concept for Teaching AI Competencies
Schulz, T.; Liu, S.; Peukert, C.; Toreini, P.; Maedche, A.; Weinhardt, C.
2023. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.4470430
AI and Literacy for Non-Technical Students: A Hybrid-Augmented Learning Factory
Liu, S.; Schulz, T.; Toreini, P.; Peukert, C.; Maedche, A.; Weinhardt, C.
2023, April 28. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2023), Hamburg, Germany, April 23–28, 2023