Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier

Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier

Chair of Data Science in the Economic and Social Sciences


Main fields of research

  • Computational Social Science
  • Social and Economic Data Science
  • Network Science
  • Text Mining

Curriculum vitae

2017-present Scientific Coordinator for Digital Behavioral Data at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
2017–2021 Chair for Computational Social Sciences and Humanities, RWTH Aachen University
2013–2017 Professor for Web-Science, University of Koblenz-Landau
2013–2017 Founder and Scientific Director of the Computational Social Science Department at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
2011–2012 Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
2010–2011 Visiting Scientist at (XEROX) Parc, Palo Alto, CA, USA
2007–2013 Assistant Professor (Univ.Ass.) at Graz University of Technology

Selected memberships

  • External Faculty Member at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Prizes, awards, honors

  • 2015 Best Paper Award at WWW'15, the 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2015), Best Paper ''Hyptrails: A bayesian approach for comparing hypotheses about human trails'', Firenze, Italy, Co-Author
  • 2015 Best Paper Award at WebSci'15, the ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci2015), Best Paper ''Mining cross-cultural relations from Wikipedia – A study of 31 European food cultures'', Oxford, UK, Co-Author
  • 2015 Honorable Mention Award at ICWSM'15, the 9th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Honorable Mention Award ''Voting behaviour and power in online democracy: A study of LiquidFeedback in Germany’s pirate party'', Oxford, UK, Co-Author
  • 2014 Best Paper Award at ICWSM'14, the 8th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Best Paper ''When politicians talk: Assessing online conversational practices of political parties on twitter'', Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Co-Author

Selected publications