Doctoral Researcher in the Educational Technologies at DIPF
Information Center for Education
Rostocker Straße 6, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 24708-866
s.wollny [at]

Sebastian Wollny is a PhD student at the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Since his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science at the Multimedia Communications Lab of the TU Darmstadt, he has been working on the processing of information in learning environments. During his studies, he gained experience in various consumer electronics companies by developing networked high-tech products. Based on his experience in Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction and Sensor-based Learning Systems, Sebastian focuses in his PhD on dialog-based learning.
  • Chatbots in Education
  • Artificial Intelligence in Education
  • Personalized Learning
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Educational Data Mining
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Recommender Systems
  • Chatbots in Education
  • 2008 – 2008 Samsung Electronics, Schwalbach (Ts.)
  • 2009 – 2014 Panasonic Langen Development Center, Langen (Hessen)
  • 2013 – 2016 Junior Research Assistant, Multimedia Communications Lab, TU Darmstadt
  • 2017 – today PhD Student, Educational Technologies, DIPF
  • Wollny, S., Di Mitri, D., Jivet, I.,Muñoz-Merino, P., Scheffel, M., Schneider, J., Tsai, Y.-S.,Whitelock-Wainwright, A., Gaˇsevic, D., & Drachsler, H. (2023).Students’ expectations of Learning Analytics across Europe.Journal of Computer Assisted Learning,39(4), 1325–1338.
  • Wollny S, Schneider J, Di Mitri D, Weidlich J, Rittberger M and Drachsler H (2021) Are We There Yet? – A Systematic Literature Review on Chatbots in Education. Front. Artif. Intell. 4:654924. doi: 10.3389/frai.2021.654924
  • Wollny, S., Schneider, J., Rittberger, M., & Drachsler, H. (2020). Tabbi-A Tangible Interface for Educational Chatbots. DELFI 2020–Die 18. Fachtagung Bildungstechnologien der Gesellschaft für Informatik eV.
  • Wollny, S., Schneider, J., Rittberger, M., & Drachsler, H. (2020). Chatbots–An Opportunity for Individual Assistance in Education. In Companion Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge LAK20. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24462.92485
  • Wollny, S., Schneider, J., Rittberger, M., & Drachsler, H. (2019). “What can I help you with today?”-Exploring Opportunities of Learner Modeling for Online Educational Portals. DELFI 2019. doi: 10.18420/delfi2019_348
  • Wollny, S., Schneider, J., Rittberger, M., & Drachsler, H. Am I planning smart?–Analyzing student goals. In Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK’19) (pp. 261-266).
  • Glanz, L., Schmidt, S., Wollny, S., & Hermann, B. (2015, October). A vulnerability’s lifetime: enhancing version information in CVE databases. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (p. 28). ACM. doi: 10.1145/2809563.2809612