Main Focus

Collective Behaviour in the Digital World
Questions I ask myself:

When do quantitative changes in our communication cause qualitative changes in our collective behaviour?

How can the informative potential of the Internet be used to empower better informed decisions?

What are ways to bring algorithmic and human decision making into an interactive balance?

Previously, I did my PhD at the TU Berlin on empirical methods and theoretical models to describe the dynamics of collective attention from online data sets. At the LMU in Munich I studied physics with a focus on systems biophysics.

  • Sociophysics
  • Computational social science
  • Social networks
  • Information architectures
  • Collective attention dynamics
  • Opinion dynamics

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013, B.Sc., Physics, LMU Munich
  • 2016, M.Sc., Physics, LMU Munich
  • 2018, Dr. rer. nat., Theoretical Physics, TU Berlin

Selected Literature:

Accelerating dynamics of collective attention: How information overload and the attention economy is driving social acceleration.

Modeling echo chambers and polarization dynamics in social networks: How radicalization dynamics and homophilic social networks can lead to polarized discourse.

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