I am an information scientist working at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Köln (Cologne), Department Computational Social Science. There, I’m head of the team “Social Analytics and Services” and responsible for new approaches to using social media in social science research.
In 2015, was one of two inaugural Digital Studies fellows at the Library of Congress’ John W. Kluge Center. Until 2012 I worked at the Department of Information Science at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.
My PhD thesis was about combining Social and Semantic Web strategies for knowledge representation. Before my PhD, I completed a Magistra Artium degree in History, Media Studies and Information Science. I have several years of teaching experience. I am regularly reviewing for different journals and am frequently involved in the organization of academic conferences and events. I enjoy working in interdisciplinary research teams and have been lucky to collaborate with researchers from various disciplines in the past.
Within the fields of Computational Sociel Science, Internet Research and Web Science my research focus is on social media, new types of research data and data preservation, scholarly communication & altmetrics, web users and communication structures.
on the web
+ my website at GESIS
Some of my recent and upcoming activities:
- A draft of our current work in progress paper suggesting “A Total Error Framework for Digital Traces of Humans” is now available on Arxiv at https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.08228. It was also presented by my colleague Indira Sen at the workshop “Demographic Research with Web and Social Media Data” during ICWSM 2019 (Munich).
- Our 3rd European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science (#eurocss) will be in Zürich, Switzerland, on September 2-4 2019. Conference Chairs 2019: David Garcia and Frank Schweitzer. Funded by VolkswagenFoundation.
- Another SWiF Workshop (Studentischer Workshop für informationswissenschaftliche Forschung) will take place in Potsdam this year (Dec 6+7): submission deadline is October 15, 2019.
- I have co-edited a book on research data management for social sciences (in German, open access).