Main Focus

Research on self-organized online discourse and how to empower democratic and autonomous decision-making through platform design and boosting. My aim is to better understand the interplay between human behaviour and the connectivity and functioning of online platforms, in particular how this affects our public discourse and thus our democracy. But also to question the current status quo and explore how this technology offers untapped opportunities for an improved information landscape and participatory democracy lived online. 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. My areas of interest are:

  • Online Behaviour
  • Complex systems
  • Social Networks
  • Computational social science
  • Decision making
  • Opinion dynamics

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2021, Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences), Prize for Junior Scientists
  • 2018, Dr. rer. nat. (PhD), Theoretical Physics, TU Berlin
  • 2016, M.Sc., Physics, LMU Munich
  • 2013, B.Sc., Physics, LMU Munich

Selected Literature:

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