University of Kaiserslautern

Prof. Dr. Katharina Zweig studied biochemistry and bioinformatics at the University of Tübingen where she also received her doctorate in Computer science, working on the analysis of complex networks. Post doctorate in statistical biophysics at the ELTE University of Budapest (2008-2009), leader of an independent research group on “Graph theory and complex network analysis“ at the IWR at the University of Heidelberg (2009-2012), now working as a professor on the same topic at TU Kaiserslautern.

She was the main initiator of the new “Socioinformatics“field of study and has been coordinating this program since it started in 2013.

She is a junior fellow of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik) and was selected as one of 39 “digital leaders“ (Digitale Köpfe) in 2014. Her research is in network analysis literacy, in the  methodology of the analysis of complex networks and algorithm accountability, and of how to make algorithms accountable for their effects and side effects on society.