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Dr Fabian Braesemann

Departmental Research Lecturer

Dr Fabian Braesemann

Departmental Research Lecturer


Dr Fabian Braesemann is a Research Associate at the OII.

Fabian has worked at the OII on the Rural Online Labour Markets, Geonet, and Big Data and Human Development projects. In these projects, he investigated the global digital knowledge economy with big social data from online platforms such as UpWork, Stack Overflow, GitHub, or Wikipedia.

He continues his research on the knowledge economy in collaboration with other OII-researchers and he supervises master students in social data science.

Having worked as a data scientist in industry and academia, Fabian has investigated social processes with a multitude of different online data sets in domains as different as marketing, real estate, innovation, online freelancing, and political extremism. He is confident that, thanks to the availability of large data sets and computational methods, it will be possible to describe social phenomena with the same accuracy as processes in the natural sciences.

Accordingly, his research focuses on applied social data science. In particular, he is interested in studying innovation and market dynamics as networks.

Fabian has studied economics in Berlin, Warsaw and Vienna. He holds a doctoral degree from Vienna University of Economics and Business (2016).

Research Interests

Computational social science, Social data science, Mining big social data, Internet geography.

Positions at the OII

  • Departmental Research Lecturer, July 2022 -
  • Research Associate, January 2019 - July 2022
  • Data Scientist, March 2017 - January 2019


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