Dr. Daniel Klug


I’m a faculty member at the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University.

My research interest are mainly qualitative approaches in the following areas:

  • communication, networking, and organizational aspects to sustain and maintain open-source software communities;
  • human-computer interaction and practices of producing and engaging with audiovisual media artifacts;
  • computer-supported collaboration and video annotation tools.

My academic background is in media studies (PhD, 2012) and sociology (MA, 2008).

Before coming to Carnegie Mellon University, I was a faculty member at the Seminar for Media Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where I have researched and taught on popular culture, esp. reality TV.

For more details, see my CV.


At CMU, I work with people in the STRUDEL Lab (Institute for Software Research)
and the CoEx Lab (Human-Computer Interaction Institute).


I publish in English and German. Most recent publications include:


I give talks in English and German. Some selected talks:

Here is a full list of past talks.

Research Projects

While working at the University of Basel, I co-developed TRAVIS GO, an app for simple and collaborative video annotation.

For past research projects, please see the Swiss National Science Foundation research database or ORCID.


Daniel Klug
Wean Hall 3128
Institute for Software Research
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891