Paul Röttger is a student on the DPhil in Social Data Science.

Paul’s research focuses on understanding online political expression and its wider social and political consequences.  In particular, he is interested in using network science, machine learning and causal inference methods to establish links between political behaviour on the internet and concrete social and political outcomes, e.g. the effect of online hate speech on the prevalence of violent hate crime.

Prior to joining the OII in 2019, Paul completed his MPhil in Finance and Economics at the University of Cambridge, where he received a distinction for his thesis using machine learning methods to predict local voting behaviour from online political participation. He also holds a BSc in Economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.

Supervisors at the OII:

Taha Yasseri

Positions held at the OII

  • DPhil student: October 2019 – present
  • Teaching Assistant, Digital Social Research: Statistics Core : October 2019 – December 2019