Digital Social Science (2019 cohort)
Marcel’s research is located at the intersection of political science, statistics and computer science. In his research papers, he has applied statistical methodology to study a variety of phenomenons including strategic voting, foreign aid allocation, computational linguistics/AI for digital text forensics, and epidemiology. During his PhD at Oxford, he plans to develop data-driven methodology for studying elections, including forecasting and monitoring democratic integrity in cyber space.
Marcel holds a BA from Zeppelin University with a major in Political Science and minor in Econometrics, focusing on research methodology, statistics and data analysis. He has a passion for teaching and has instructed more than a dozen of courses and TA formats in Statistics, Mathematics and Econometrics during his undergraduate degree. In addition to his research and teaching, Marcel has worked as a Junior U.S. Correspondent for the German Public TV/Radio, at the French National Election Study, the German Foreign Office, and NATO’s Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre.