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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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 ...
Santanu Kundu, Department of International Finance: Sustainable Finance (July 2023)
Santanu Kundu is a research assistant at the Department of International Finance. He is pursuing a PhD in Finance at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business. His research interest is empirical corporate finance with a focus on climate finance and innovation. Before joining the University of ...
Lei Li, Assistant Professor of Economics: Geodata Analysis on international trade (June 2023)
Prof. Lei Li, PhD, has been an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim and an IZA Research Affiliate since 2019. Her research focuses on international trade, labor economics, and development economics. Prior to her appointment at the University of Mannheim, she worked as a ...
João Areal, Professorship for Social Data Science and Methodology: Content Analysis of web-track data (May 2023)
João Areal received a MSc Research Master Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam in August 2020. Since May 2021 João is a Doctoral Researcher at the Professorship for Social Data Science and Methodology (Prof. Florian Keusch) at the University of Mannheim, where he works with Dr. Ruben ...
Victoria Meil, Chair of Quantitative Marketing and Consumer Analytics: Social Media Data (April 2023)
Victoria Meil acquired both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing, Human Resources and Psychology at the University of Mannheim. She spent a semester abroad at Queen's University in Canada. During her studies, Victoria gained practical experience in ...