Dr. Claudia Wagner

Claudia Wagner is leader of the Data Science team at the Computational Social Science Department at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and Assistant Professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Among others, she teaches the module Computational Social Science for the Master programme in Web Science at the University of Koblenz- Landau. In 2014, she offered the course Introduction to Data Science at the Web Science Summer School at the University of Southampton.

Her research investigates computational methods for analyzing and modeling social online and offline phenomena from digital trace data. Her general interests include computational anthropology and sociology, social media, data and text mining, social network analytics and modeling.

She did her PhD in Computer Science at Graz University of Technology and worked as a research assistant at JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Graz, Austria. From February 2013 until April 2013 she was interning at HP labs where she was part of the Social Computation Research group. In summer 2011, she worked at the Augmented Social Cognition Group at Xerox PARC with Les Nelson and Peter Pirolli on creating topical expertise model of Twitter users. From October 2008 to February 2009 and in March and April 2011, she was an intern at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), Open University, where she worked with Enrico Motta, Matthew Rowe and Harith Alani on analyzing relations between different types of user activities and semantics.