Björn Ebbinghaus has been studying Computer Science since 2013 at the Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf. He received his Bachelor of Science in 2017. At this time he was already working on D-BAS, the Dialog Based Argumentation System, a project from the first phase of the PhD programme Online Participation, as a student assistant.
In his master studies he studied the integration of dialog based argumentation in a natural language based environment, like chats. His master thesis investigates the feasibility of a decision-making process in addition to a previous argumentation. An experiment was conducted with the students of Computer Science to test whether this form of decision-making is acceptable for the students.
Since January 2019 he is employed as a research associate at the Chair of Computer Networks and Communication Systems of Prof. Martin Mauve.