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"We help organizations and businesses realize their potential." Patrick Fischer, M.Sc. - Founder & Data Scientist

The most important facts at a glance

  • Data Scientists & Management Consultants with focus on process & workflow optimization, automation and efficiency improvement using algorithms
  • Studied demography (M.Sc.) and social sciences (B.A., demography, statistics, economics and sociology) at the University of Rostock, subsidiary subjects: political science and communication & media research
  • Guest student: Algorithms, complexity and cryptography, introduction to business administration, basics of marketing
  • Continuing education: Business administration (BWL), project management, relational databases/SQL & marketing (certificate course)
  • Internship: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPI), Rostock/Germany
  • Work experience, etc.: Analyst, Ramboll Management Consulting, Berlin (political consulting for federal & state ministries and authorities)

Services

Statistics & data analysis:

  • Data analysis and statistical evaluations
  • Quantitative method alignment (surveys, inventory data, process data etc.)
  • Uni-, bi- & multivariate analytical methods
  • U.a. linear, logistic & Cox regressions, generalized linear models (GLM), generalized estimating equations (GEE), factor analysis, logit/robit models
  • Cross-sectional and panel/longitudinal studies
  • model calculations & cost estimates
  • Research Services & Desk Research
  • preparation of dossiers, studies and presentations

Data collection & databases:

  • Study and questionnaire/survey design & programming
  • SQL / NoSQL databases (mySQL, MariaDB)
  • Data mining
  • Big Data
  • Algorithms / Machine Learning / Text Mining

IT & web programming:

  • Web development (including PHP, JavaScript, html, css, json), Typo3 / various CMS
  • Market research, competition/competition tracking & monitoring
  • Database- and algorithm-supported research
  • Social Media Analysis / Monitoring
  • data visualization, creation of dashboards & business analytics

Consultation / Consulting:

  • Consulting on digitization of business processes, market research & observation
  • Consultation on demographic issues (population development & prognosis, fertility/birth rate, mortality/death rate / life expectancy, care dependency & dementia, migration/integration/flight)
  • Consulting on databases, data collection and data mining

Tools

  • STATA 16, Python, R, R/Studio, mySQL, Apache Hadoop, Spark, Tableau, several own tools

Other services & expertise

  • (Address) Data Management / Data cleansing / Normalization / Duplicate matching / Automated check for up-to-dateness of data / Merging of data / Data enrichment / Verification of email addresses & URLs / Triangulation / Automated matching of multiple records
  • Systematic & automated research and market research, e.g. competition analysis / tracking / monitoring, automated identification of competitors, new competitors, e.g. for mergers & acquisitions (M&A) processes
  • Automated analysis of online job postings and labour market research (e.g. e.g. tracking of a regionally differentiated shortage of skilled workers in sector X, labour demand over time, requirement profiles and demanded skills/competences by keywords (e.g. educational attainment, work experience, software/EDP skills, driving licence, seniority etc.))
  • Search engine automation: Automated search by keyword & location: Find all important companies or competitors by industry/keyword quickly & easily at the push of a button. Read out email addresses, create description and ranking. Results can be called up quickly and easily via the browser management interface, including search, sort, filter and management functions, lists etc.
  • Trend tracking (in news sources & coverage, social media, product/product groups in online shops)
  • Media monitoring and statistical evaluation (news article changes over time, journalists on several media, etc.)
  • Startup-Monitoring / Monitoring of all start-ups or new registrations in Germany according to location, topic, industry, keyword, legal form etc.
  • Exploratory data analysis

Own reference projects / online portals:


Completed lectures & seminars

Bachelor's degree:

  • Methods and techniques of empirical social research
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods of data analysis
  • Introduction to working with SPSS (syntax)
  • Multivariate analysis methods
  • Demography I: Introduction to demography
  • Demography II: Family demography
  • Demography III: Introduction to population dynamics
  • Demography IV: Advanced population dynamics
  • Mathematics & calculus
  • Statistics I & II
  • Data analysis I & II
  • Stochastics
  • Fundamentals of economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Empirical economic research
  • Econometrics
  • Fundamentals of political science (introduction to political theory and the history of ideas as well as introduction to comparative government)
  • Media & Communication Sciences (Communication Sciences- Basics as well as Society and Communication)
  • Sociology I: Introduction to basic concepts of sociology
  • Sociology II: Introduction to sociological theory
  • Sociology III: Social structures and social sub-areas
  • Sociology IV: Sociological theories
  • Sociology V: History of sociological theories
  • Network research
  • Research internship I & II (University of Rostock, Germany): Lifestyle, Quality of Life & Health of Young Adults in Germany

Master's degree:

  • Demographic and socio-economic data sources (including SOEP, ALLBUS, SHARE, microcensus, EU-SILC, HMD, Pairfam, NHIS)
  • Challenges of demographic change
  • Recent developments in demographic research
  • Regression analysis with STATA (syntax)
  • Mortality analysis
  • Lifetime analysis / Survival Analysis with R
  • Migration and forecasting
  • Measurement and demographic analysis of changes in life forms
  • Social analysis (diagnoses): socio-economic future scenarios and what became of them
  • Demographic Research Internship (MPI): Gender differences in health
  • Master-Thesis: Mental well-being in advanced age. A study based on SHARE data (research field epidemiology), URL: http://www.share-project.org/

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