Markus obtained an engineering degree in audiovisual media and an MS and PhD in Human Factors and I/O Psychology. He currently heads the Division of Ergonomics of the Department of Psychology and Ergonomics (IPA) at Technische Universität Berlin. Markus does research in Applied Psychology with the goal to help improve efficiency and reliability of work and decision processes. His general goal is to understand how work systems adapt to changing demands, such as technological developments, and how we can empower people to help shape this adaptation effectively and actively via system design and/or educational interventions.