Bio & CV

As of 1 April 2017 I am working as a professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan, in the College of Information Science and Engineering while keeping some projects as a principle investigator at the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA), University of Zurich, Switzerland.

In this dual position I  teach and do interdisciplinary research in several domains of e-society. Within digital democracy I am especially interested in internet based platforms and tools for citizens (e-participation) as well as public administrations (e-government) in order to enhance transparency and deliberation in an information society.

From 2007 to 2017 I used to work at the ZDA as a senior researcher and lecturer. Before joining the ZDA I taught and worked as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at various universities in Switzerland (ETH Zurich, Uni Zurich, Uni Geneva).

Research stays and guest lectures lead me to Hungary (Andrassy University, 2016), Austria (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 2015), Poland (PU Cracow, 2013/14), Japan (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, 2011; Waseda University, Tokyo, 2002/2003), and the USA (University of Pittsburgh, PA, 1999/2000).

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