Alena Umbach

Alena Umbach

High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
Nobelstr. 19
70569 Stuttgart



+49 (0) 711 / 685-87286


+49 (0) 711 / 685-87209



  • Scientific Researcher


  • Project 6: Changes in the working environment by simulation (example: medicine)

Scientific Interests

  • Public Health / Social Medicine
  • Technology assessment, especially social and ethical impacts of technology
  • Theoretical and methodological issues of qualitative research


  • „Normalization of skull shape: Analysis of parental perceptions of normality and reconstruction of their decision-making. A qualitative study of parents having children with isolated nonsyndromic craniosynostosis”, 20.05.2017,
    conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology, University of Texas in Dallas, USA
    -„Parental decision-making for a medical treatment of children with isolated non-syndromic craniosynostosis“, 06.01.2017,
    conference: Governing Turbulence, Risk and Opportunities in the Complexity Age, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), virtual presentation
  • „Werte in der Modellierung“ with Dr. A. Kaminski, response to the talk „Praxis: Schädelumformungen“ by Prof. Dr. H. Haberl, 04.10.2016,
    Workshop: The Science and Art of Simulation (SAS), Bad Boll
  • „Are you normal? Parental perceptions of normality in the context of their childrens isolated non-syndromic craniosynostosis“,
    28.09.2016, Summer School: On Simulation in Science, MECS, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Lüneburg / Lenzen / Hamburg
  • „Simulierte Körper in der Medizin“ with Dr. Andreas Kaminski, 18.06.2016,
    conference: Upgrades der Natur, künftige Körper: Interdisziplinäre und internationale Perspektiven, Orient Institut Istanbul, Turkey
  • „Codes and contexts of artificial cranial deformation“, 18.05.2016,
    conference: Forum on Philosophy, Engineering & Technology (fPET) 2016, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg