Marie Decker

M. Sc.
Marie Decker M. Sc.
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Gender und Diversity in den Ingenieurwissenschaften


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Marie Decker is a Research Associate and PhD student at GDI since April 2021. Her research interests are in fair and inclusive applications of Data Science and Machine Learning applications. Her teaching activities include topics of social responsibility and sustainability, as well as integrating concepts of scientific integrity in higher education.



Marie Decker studied mathematics with a focus on data science and machine learning applications at RWTH Aachen University and is studying economics as a second degree at RWTH. She worked as a tutor for medical statistics and as a research assistant at the Institute of Applied Medical Technology in the Science Management group from November 2019 to April 2020. She got to know the GDI by giving a guest lecture in the lecture "Engineering Sciences and Society" with her organization Studieren Ohne Grenzen. From October 2018 to April 2021, she worked as a research assistant at the GDI.


Supervised Theses

Bachelor's Theses

  • Waste Management in African Cities - How can sustainable waste management concepts contribute to the rapid urban developments in emerging markets in Africa, exemplified by Accra (Ghana)? (2023)
  • Diversity in civil engineering – Diversity Management of companies in
    comparison using the example of Germany and Sweden (2022)

Master's Theses

  • Acquiring Competencies in Engineering Studies - The Role of Ingenieure ohne Grenzen e. V. in the Acquisition of Competencies Necessary for Engineers (2021)


Seminar “Innovation & Diversity“

Expanding Engineering Limits: Culture, Diversity and Gender - Lecture Part

Institute Internship „Engineer Meets User“




Decker, Marie; Berg Julia (2022). Social Engagement. IDEA League Sustainable Campus Conference 2022, Aachen, September 8th, 2022.

Decker, Marie (2022). Bias in Daten und maschinellem Lernen: How to (not) measure Algorithmic Fairness.
Netzwerkrunde FemaleTrainees Bosch Rexroth AG, online, July 18th, 2022.


Decker, Marie (2021). Flipped Classroom Concept for Initiating a Reflection Process among Engineering Students in Large and Mandatory Courses
13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, online, July 05-06, 2021.

Decker, Marie (2021). On the importance of reflecting on algorithmic bias with regard to gender and diversity.
VDI Conference: 19th VDI Congress Women in Engineering, online, June 12th, 2021.



Title Author(s)
Chore or desire? Students’ response to online lessons in scientific integrity
Journal Article (2022)
Sira, N. (Corresponding author)
Decker, Marie Christin
Kordtomeikel, Frauke Carole
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Groß, Dominik
Teaching Topics of Responsibility and Sustainability in Large Engineering Classes
Journal Article (2022)
Decker, Marie Christin
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Flipped Classroom Concept for Initiating a Reflection Process among Engineering Students in Large and Mandatory Courses
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Decker, Marie Christin
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen