We are more than happy to introduce you to the lecturers from Aachen and around the world who will contribute to our 6th Aachen International Summer School in Research Methods and Data Science. You will find below for your convenience a concise profile of each lecturer. You are invited to visit their websites for further information on their research interests and publication record. As part of each course, they will also share with you insights into their academic career trajectories.
Almut Balleer (RWTH)
Almut Balleer was born in 1979. She gained her doctoral degree from the University of Bonn, also visiting the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona on a Marie Curie research grant from the European Doctoral Program. In 2009 she became Assistant Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University, where she has been a research affiliate since 2015. She has also been a research professor with the Ifo Institute in Munich since 2013.In September 2012 she became Professor of Empirical Economic Research in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.
Özgür Gürerk University of Erfurt
Özgür Gürerk was born in Erzurum (Turkey) in 1975. Since 1991, he has lived in Germany. He studied economics at the University of Bonn. He worked as a student assistant to Prof. Dr. Reinhard Selten at the Bonn Laboratory for Experimental Economics. In 2001, he was appointed as a research assistant and the manager of the Laboratory for Experimental Economics at the University of Erfurt, where he gained his doctoral degree - Dr.rer.pol. - in 2007. In 2011, he completed a research stay at the University of Nottingham, England. In May 2013, he joined RWTH Aachen University as Professor of Experimental Economics. Since April 2019 he is working again in Erfurt.
Petra Riefler (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)
Petra Riefler is Head of the Institute of Marketing and Innovation at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. She holds a PhD in Management (with specialization in International Marketing) from the University of Vienna. She was visiting scholar at Cass Business School (City University, London) and Kenan-Flagler Business School (University of North Carolina, USA). Her current research area is international marketing and consumer behavior.
Richard Weber (Universidad de Chile)
Dr. Richard Weber was born in Germany in 1960. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the Universidad de Chile. He holds a Diplom degree in mathematics (1986) and a Master as well as a Ph.D. in operations research (1992) from RWTH Aachen University. His research interests are Data Mining, Dynamic Data Mining, Feature Selection, and Applications of Data Mining in the Financial Sector and in Adversarial Settings.
Susanne Wosch (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)
Susanne Wosch has been a lecturer in Innovation Management and Design Thinking at the RWTH Aachen University since 2018. After her diploma and doctorate in biochemistry, she worked for many years at EY (Ernst & Young) as Senior Manager in the Strategy & Innovation consulting division. There she built up and managed the Innovation Management division as a consulting segment. She acquired her methodological background for Design Thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. She used this, among other things, to establish an innovation academy for EY. She teaches Design Thinking and Business Modelling. She also passes on this knowledge in a practice-oriented way at other universities.