Johannes Wachs

Associate Professor | Institute of Data Analytics and Information Science, Corvinus University of Budapest
Research Fellow | ANET Lab, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies


I am an associate professor (Docens) at the Institute of Data Analytics and Information Science at Corvinus University of Budapest and a research fellow at the Institute of Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies in Hungary. I am also affiliated with the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. I study social, technical, and economic networks and their effects on society using methods of data and network science. I am especially interested in social and economic aspects of online communities and platforms, for example software developers on GitHub and Stack Overflow.

Previously I was an assistant prof at the Vienna University of Economics and Business with the group of Axel Polleres. Before that I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at RWTH Aachen with Markus Strohmaier. My PhD, supervised by János Kertész at Central European University, was on the application of network methods to the study of corruption. During my PhD I was a visitor at the Oxford Internet Institute, the Hertie School of Governance, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Selected Publications

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