Uta Wilkens is Full Professor in Work, Human Resources and Leadership and Director of the Institute of Work Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany. In 2018 she was Guest Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, at Atlas Institute (Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society).

Since April 2021 Uta Wilkens is speaker and scientific director of the ”Human-centered AI network” HUMAINE – a competence center in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. HUMAINE is founded with 8 Mio Euro by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The competence center develops and distributes new methods in AI development and AI usage in the workplace. In her research Uta Wilkens faces the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation and how to cope with them on organizational and individual level.

She specifies dynamic capabilities and individual competencies in organizational change processes. Current research builds on human-centered AI in the workplace and the social acceptance of AI. Her expertise includes different branches coping with digital services and smart solutions, e.g. healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture.