PhD, Social and Economic Sciences, 2011 (with distinction) WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
MSc, Business, 2004. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Professor of Social Data Science and Methodology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Mannheim and Adjunct Research Professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland.
I develop, implement, and assess the quality of modern methods of collecting data for the behavioral and social sciences. In particular, I am interested in how to jointly collect self-reports (usually via (mobile) web surveys) and passive measurement from smartphone and wearable sensors, online and device log files, Internet search queries, and other digital traces to better study research questions on migration, employment, and inequality.