I am currently working on a joint project with colleagues at the Digital Democracy Lab and at ETH Zurich that combines natural language processing and machine learning to support the work of the Public Discourse Foundation to counter online hate speech (StopHateSpeech). Together with other colleagues in communication, computer and political science, I also have a project on measuring the impact of the digital transformation on preferences, attitudes and behaviors (DigiVox). Supported by a DIZH infrastructure grant, we have established a new Swiss national survey panel on questions related to digitalization. For detailed project descriptions, please follow the links below:

Further research projects that I have contributed to in the past have been funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse), the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (BAKOM), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF),  the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID), the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, the academy of sciences of the state of Baden-Württemberg, and a Minerva research grant. Please refer to Past Projects for details.