Marlies van Steenbergen | Professor | Research group Digital Smart Services

Marlies van Steenbergen


Marlies van Steenbergen PhD has been a professor at the Research group Digital Ethics since 2017. Her line of research focuses on value-sensitive design of data-driven innovative services, which seeks for ways to increase the digital ethical competence of professionals.

Marlies studied Linguistics at the University of Groningen and Technical Informatics at Delft University of Technology. In 2011, she obtained her doctorate at the University of Utrecht on the effectiveness of architectural functions. In addition to being a professor, she is a consultant in enterprise architecture at Sogeti Netherlands. She received the 2018 NAF medal for her exceptional contribution to the IT architecture community in the Netherlands.

"Technology is not neutral and professionals must be aware of the impact of the technological choices they make"

Marlies van Steenbergen


Marlies is a professor for the master's degree programme in Informatics, where she is jointly responsible for guaranteeing the research quality within the curriculum. Together with lecturers, she developed the Masterclass Ethics in the Digital World.

Fields of expertise

  • Value-sensitive design
  • Data-driven services
  • Process mining





  • human hand holding robot
    • Research groups: Digital Ethics, Human Experience & Media Design
    • 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022
    AI in the human loop
  • factory hall
    • Research groups: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Ethics
    • 15 November 2020 - 15 November 2024
  • girl with back to laptop
    • Research groups: Digital Ethics, Youth
    • 1 December 2019 - 30 June 2022
    Cyber Stories - Online Hate Speech

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