Zöller, Nikolas

Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in


  • Collective intelligence
  • Collaboration & Group processes
  • Network analysis
  • Agent based modelling
  • Machine Learning/AI


  • 2023- Researcher, Adaptive Rationality, MPIB
  • 2020- Phd candidate, Jacobs University Bremen
  • 2015 - 2022 Research Associate, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences
  • 2017 Google News Lab Fellow, Tagesspiegel Berlin
  • 2014 M.Sc. Physics, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2010 B.Sc. Physics, Freie Universität Berlin

Selected Publications

  • N. Zöller, J. H. Morgan, T. Schröder, Modeling interaction in collaborative groups:
    Affect control within social structure. JASSS 24 (4), (2021)
  • N. Zöller, J. H. Morgan, T. Schröder. A topology of groups: What GitHub can tell us about online
    collaboration. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 161, 120291, (2020)
  • J. H. Morgan, J. Zhao, N. Zöller, A. Sedlacek, L. Chen, H. Piper, Y. Beck, K. B. Rogers, J. Hoey
    T. Schröder, Modeling the culture of online collaborative groups with affect control theory
    Advances in Social Simulation. Springer Proceedings in Complexity (2019)
  • N. Zöller, Optimization of Stochastic Heat Engines in the Underdamped Limit.
    Best Masters Series, Springer Spektrum (2016)
  • C. Prohm, N. Zöller, H. Stark, Controlling inertial focussing using rotational motion.
    Eur. Phys. J. E 37, 36 (2014)


  • European Press Prize 2022 (as a member of a larger team)
  • Springer Best Masters Award 2014
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