Erik Derner

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Erik Derner received his Ph.D. in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence from the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2022. His Ph.D. thesis was honored with the Werner von Siemens Award in the Industry 4.0 category and with the CTU FEE Dean’s Award for a Prestigious Dissertation. He specializes in the societal and ethical implications of large language models (LLMs). His postdoctoral project involves evaluating biases in language corpora and models, proposing mitigation methods, and studying human-LLM interaction for privacy and ethical considerations. The goal of his work is to contribute to the development of safe, secure, and user-friendly language models, with a focus on low-resource languages such as Valencian.

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Publications in association with ELLIS Alicante


Derner, E., Kučera, D., Oliver, N., & Zahálka, J. (2024). Can ChatGPT Read Who You Are?. Collaborative AI and Modeling of Humans, AAAI Bridge Program .


Derner, E., Batistič, K., Zahálka, J., & Babuška, R. (2023). A Security Risk Taxonomy for Large Language Models. arXiv preprint arXiv:2311.11415 .