David Borukhson Profil

M.Sc. M.A. David Borukhson

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

Research Interest

I am interested in information technology that has a positive impact on societal values – such as democracy, knowledge accessibility, ethically informed decision making and sustainability. Specifically, the following areas:

  • Digital Democracy
  • Interpretable AI
  • Algorithm ethics and fair AI
  • Science communication

Within the IISM group, my research focuses on the projects SOSEC and TWON, where I investigate the relation of individual convictions, sentiments and behavior with social media and news events. Further, a focus lies in creating accessible evaluations for decision makers, press representatives as well as the general public that are both informative and easily understandable. We are always seeking passionate and committed individuals to join our team and contribute to shaping digital democracy. If you are a student looking for an assistant position (Hiwi), a seminar, bachelor or master thesis opportunity, we would love to have you on board.


  • TWON



2024 – present

Research Associate at IISM, Research Group “Digital Democracy and Participation“


MSc Computer Science, Thesis “Bio-plausible Reinforcement Learning with Graph Plasticity” at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Freiburg


MA Philosophy, Thesis “Agency and AI. Do Robots Act?” at chair for Contemporary Philosophy and Philosophy of Technology

2021 - 2023

Master Studies Computer Science, Philosophy (University of Freiburg)


BSc Computer Science. Thesis “Cognitive Modeling of Misinformation Processing” at Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin

2018 - 2020

Bachelor Studies Computer Science, Philosophy, Cognitive Science (University of Freiburg)


Bachelor Studies Computer Science/Business Informatics (TU Clausthal)

2016 - 2017

Gap year: Volunteering for international projects abroad

Fellowships and Academic Stays Abroad


2020 - 2021 Erasmus exchange year for Computer Science, Philosophy – KU Leuven (Belgium)
2019, 2021 Eucor-echange at KIT and University of Basel
2017 - 2023 Holder of a scholarship by the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Fund


Professional Affiliations and Memberships


2023 - present Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience



When Does an Individual Accept Misinformation?
Borukhson, D.; Lorenz-Spreen, P.; Ragni, M.
2021. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 43 (43), 119–125
On the Compilability and Expressive Power of State-Dependent Action Costs
Speck, D.; Borukhson, D.; Mattmüller, R.; Nebel, B.
2021. Proceedings of the Thirty-First International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Ed.: S. Biundo, 358–366, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). doi:10.1609/icaps.v31i1.15981
When Does an Individual Accept Misinformation? An Extended Investigation Through Cognitive Modeling
Borukhson, D.; Lorenz-Spreen, P.; Ragni, M.
2022. Computational Brain & Behavior, 5 (2), 244–260. doi:10.1007/s42113-022-00136-3