Data Science Insights

What role does Data Science play for researchers at the University of Mannheim? What are the research projects about? Interviews with researchers who provide insights into their work on the topic of data science are regularly published here.

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Rita Sousa hat dunkelbraune lange Haare und trägt einen hellgrünen Rollkragenpullover. Sie steht vor einem hellgrauen Hingtergrund.
Rita Torres de Sousa, Chair for Data Science / Data and Web Science Group: Early Stage Diabetes Detection with AI (May 2024)
Rita Sousa recently became a researcher at the University of Mannheim, working on the KI-DiabetesDetektion project. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and a master’s degree in bioinformatics and computational biology from the University of Lisbon. Her Ph.D. research has focused on ...
Tobias Rettig hat kurze dunkle Haare und einen Bart. Er trägt eine Brille und ein blaues Hemd.
Tobias Rettig, Research Data Center, Mannheim University Library: German Internet Panel (April 2024)
Dr. Tobias Rettig coordinates the day-to-day operations of the German Internet Panel (GIP), the longest-running probability online panel of the German population, at the university library’s research data center. He joined the GIP as a PhD candidate in 2018. At this time, the GIP was part of the ...
Klara Müller, Chair of Political Science, Political Psychology: GLES Long- and Short-term Panel Studies (March 2024)
Klara is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the CDSS, GESS. She is currently a research assistant at the Chair of Political Science, Political Psychology and project staff at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (GLES Long- and Short-term Panel Studies). She holds a Master's ...
Ein junger Mann mit Brille steht vor dem Portal der Uni Mannheim. Er trägt eine dunkle Jacke.
Taro Fujita, Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE): Causal Inference and Machine Learning (February 2024)
Taro Fujita is a PhD student in Economics at the University of Mannheim. He is interested in econometrics, particularly at the intersection of causal inference and machine learning. Prior to his study at Mannheim, he worked as a financial analyst at the Bank of Japan.
Fiona Draxler vor einer weißen Wand. Sie hat blonde Haare, trägt eine schwarze Bluse und eine goldene Brille.
Fiona Draxler, Professorship for Social Data Science and Methodology: Data quality in the social sciences (January 2024)
Fiona Draxler recently joined the University of Mannheim as a postdoctoral researcher, supporting the project KODAQS (Competence Center for Data Quality in the Social Sciences). She has a background in human-computer interaction and computer science. In 2023, she completed her PhD on context-aware ...
Laura Herzberg vor dem Schloss Mannheim. Sie trägt einen schwarzen Blazer und ein braunes Shirt.
Laura Herzberg, Chair of German Linguistics: Language corpora as digital educational technologies (December 2023)
Laura Herzberg has been an academic researcher at the Chair of German Linguistics at the University of Mannheim. In spring 2023, she completed her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer on the internationalism OKAY. Her teaching and research focuses on the study of ...
Philipp Kadel, Chair of Health Psychology: Social Media Data (November 2023)
Philipp Kadel has been a research assistant and doctoral student at the Chair of Health Psychology of Prof. Jutta Mata since 2019. Among other things, he is researching the influence of social media on eating behavior. He previously studied psychology at Bachelor's and Master's level at the ...
Michael Schlechtinger, Data and Web Science Group: antitrust compliant AI (October 2023)
Michael Schlechtinger has been a PhD student at the University of Mannheim since August 2020 and is working on the project Kartellrechtskonforme KI (KarekoKI) of the Data and Web Science Group at the Faculty of Business Informatics and Business Mathematics. Previously, he studied for a Master's ...
Katharina Ludwig, Institute for Media and Communication Studies: data-driven Analysis of Hate Speech on German Twitter / X (September 2023)
Katharina Ludwig is an academic staff member in the project „Responsible News Recommender Systems“ (ReNewRS) supervised by Dr. Philipp Müller. Additionally, she is working in the project “Open and hidden racism in the political and mediated public” together with Prof. Dr. Wessler, Dr. Müller, Dr. ...
Andreas Hamann, Chair of Quantitative Marketing and Consumer Analytics: Digital Marketing and Research Data Platform with BERD@NFDI (August 2023)
Andreas Hamann obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration with a focus on marketing and information systems at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Mannheim. Since September 2021, Andreas has been a doctoral candidate at the Chair of Quantitative ...