Academic curriculum vitae

Kiel University (CAU)

WS 2014/2015 Project group (Head and lecturer): Evaluation methods in the Social Web

WS 2014/2015 Tutorial (Head and lecturer): Project management

SS 2014 Tutorial (Head and lecturer): Semantic Web and Linked Open Data

SS 2014 Seminar (Head and lecturer): Social Media and Web Science


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

WS 2012/2013 Seminar (Head and lecturer): Learning and Participation for Smart Cities and Social Life

SS 2011 Seminar (Head and lecturer): Internet Psychology and Information Engineering

SS 2011 Seminar (Lecturer): Scientific Work

WS 2010/2011 Seminar (Head and lecturer): Information Engineering and Management

SS 2010 Seminar (Lecturer): Technology enhanced Learning

SS 2010 Seminar (Lecturer): Scientific Work

WS 2009/2010 Seminar (Lecturer): Information Engineering and Management

SS 2009 Seminar (Lecturer): Social Software Engineering

Co-supervised theses:

Incentives and Motivation for knowledge maturing and innovation (Diploma thesis Götz Bürkle)

Fair participation and incentives in wikis("Faire Beteiligung und Anreize in Wikis", Diploma thesis Michael Hoferer)

Feedback and Motivation - Implications of an online-quiz ("Feedback and Motivation - Implikationen aus einem Online-Quiz", Diploma thesis Claudiu Schora)

Using incentive mechanisms to enhance participation in the Web 2.0 ("Anreizmechanismen zur Steigerung der Partizipation im Web 2.0", Bachelor thesis Inra Kühn)

Scientific and goal-oriented compisition of a member survey ("Die wissenschaftliche und zielorientierte Gestaltung einer Mitarbeiterbefragung" Bachelthesis Leonid Vogel)

Gamification for E-Learning – Overview and concept ("Gamification für E-Learning – Übersicht und Konzeption", Bachelor thesis Sarah Richter)

Customer feedback as early warning system for performance indicators ("Kundenfeedback als Frühwarnsystem für Leistungskennzahlen", Master thesis Nicolas Huber)


09/2012 Research stay in San Francisco at the Wikimedia Foundation, funded by the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) 

10/2009 – 02/2010 participated in Doctoral School at Göteborg University about "Learning and transitions between education and working life" 

Work experience

since 01/2014

Postdoc at Kiel University;

Research Assistant at the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) in Kiel


01/2009 - 06/2013

Research Assistant at FZI Research Center for Information Technology Karlsruhe 

(Evaluation, statistic interpretation and execution of scientific studies)


03/2008 - 12/2008

Research Assistant at the chair of Psychology II at University of Mannheim

(assessor in examinations, CIP-Pool and user support)


06/2007 - 11/2007

Psychological internship as Online-Mediator at Juripax in Utrecht


05/2003 - 12/2006

Student Assistant at the chair of Psychology II at University of Mannheim

(CIP-Pool and user support Office and statistics)


Studies and PhD:

01/2009 - 02/2013

Promotion zum Dr. rer. pol. (magna cum laude)

at the Institute of Information systems and Marketing and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Topic: Feedback and Incentives for the usage of web 2.0 services („Feedback und Anreize für die Nutzung von Web 2.0 Diensten“)


10/2001 - 02/2008

Studies in Psychology at Mannheim University, Minor Business Studies (Final grade: 1,7)

Focus: Statistic Interpretations, evaluation, work- and organisation psychology, multimedia learning, cognitive psychology


Diploma thesis: Cognitive Load Theory and the split-attention effect: An empirical test of cognitive-psychological extensions ("Cognitive Load Theory und der split-attention effect: Ein empirischer Test kognitionspsychologischer Erweiterungen")

(Grade: 1,3)

Honour: Inclusion of diploma thesis in the series of papers „Mannheimer sozialwissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeiten“