I am a third-year PhD Candidate and Research Associate at the Department of Political Science, Chair for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. I am interested in the application of machine learning approaches to political science questions, with a particular focus on predictive modelling and text analysis.
My work includes, for instance, the prediction of constitutional court decision-making and the development of a classifier to detect strategical vagueness in judicial texts using deep learning. Recently, I also started to give workshops in R, for instance for the Bundesbank (Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning) and the GQH (Introduction to R).
PhD Candidate, Present
Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
M.A. Double Degree Public Administration and European Governance, 2015
University of Konstanz/Science Po Grenoble
B.A. Political Science/Public Law, 2013
University of Mannheim
I am a teaching instructor for the following courses at University of Mannheim:
Besides that, I am an instructor of professional training projects:
Awesome tutor, probably the best course I had so far combined with the lecture. Really great job, always explained everything with calm in non-technical terms that also non-statisticans understand.
Maybe the most motivating learning environment I have yet experienced!
This was actually one of the best and most interesting courses I ever had during my university career! I really liked attending the course and learned a lot. The lecturer was very friendly, patient and always helpful. During the course, his office hours and even via email he was always available and helped to solve even very complicated topics. That made the quite difficult and sometimes very exhausting weekly problem sets bearable. I got the impression that the lecturer was very motivated and always well prepared. Well done!
Really passionate lecturer! Good job!