Marcel Neunhoeffer

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Mannheim

I am a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Associate at the chair of Political Science, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim.

My research focuses on quantitative methodology, where I am specifically interested in the application of deep learning algorithms to social science problems. Substantively, I am interested in the prediction of political behavior and the ethical implications of new trends in applied social science research like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence with a focus on privacy. I have published multiple papers in internationally renowned journals and through invited talks I got the chance to communicate the results of my research to international audiences.

Furthermore, I am co-founder, contributor and the visualizationist of zweitstimme.org – a website that communicates a scientific forecast for German Federal elections to a broad audience.


  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • (Differential) Privacy
  • Big Data
  • Data Visualization
  • Voting Behavior
  • (Field-) Experimental Research


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Present

    Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim

  • M.A. in Political Science, 2016

    University of Mannheim

  • B.A. in Governance and Public Policy, 2013

    University of Passau