I am a PhD Candidate and Research Associate at the chair of Political Science, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim.
My research focuses on political methodology, where I am specifically interested in the application of deep learning algorithms to social sciences problems. My substantive interests include voting behavior, political campaigns and forecasting elections. For my research I implemented a large scale field experiment within a partisan campaign, I am also interested in Social Media data and contributed to the research with a large Voting Advice Application.
My work has been published in the Politische Vierteljahresschrift (PVS) and is forthcoming in Political Analysis.
Furthermore, I am co-founder, contributor and the one behind the visualizations of zweitstimme.org – a website that communicated a scientific forecast for the German Federal election 2017 to a broad audience.
PhD Candidate, Present
Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
M.A. in Political Science, 2016
University of Mannheim
B.A. in Governance and Public Policy, 2013
University of Passau
I am a teaching instructor for the following courses at University of Mannheim:
Wonderful! This tutorial and it’s corresponding course were my favorite. Marcel is a great teacher, a great speaker, and creates a great classroom environment. He is very supportive and encouraging. I always enjoyed attending and wish there were future tutorials and courses to attend.
Marcel is an excellent tutor who knows his stuff very well an animates us students to further engage with quantitative methods. Great Job!
Marcel was one of the best tutors I had in my 5 years at German universities. He was very helpful, open for questions, friendly towards students and easy to approach.
Excellent course. I felt myself getting more and more employable from one session to the next. Really cool stuff we learn!
Furthermore, I have been teaching at University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen:
Besides that, I am also a instructor of professional training workshops: