Andreas Poller is researcher at Fraunhofer SIT since he finished his diploma thesis on automated software security tests in 2007. He worked in the SIT Security Testlab as security tester and security analyst. After publishing a comprehensive study on privacy controls in online social networks in 2008, he looked for an opportunity for doing interdisciplinary research on privacy in online social networks. In 2009, together with Petra Ilyes he started the DIPO project, at that time with a small team of students who executed qualitative field studies.
Andreas Kramm studied Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology and Japanese Studies at Goethe university Frankfurt am Main. He joined our project as a research assistant in 2010. Since September 2013 he is a full-time researcher for the next 10 months (Google Research Award Grant). In his master thesis he investigated into Online Social Networks (OSN) users’ understandings of which contents might be shared on OSNs with whom and through which channels. Before he joined our team he did an internship as user experience researcher at Google in Zurich. Andreas is basically conducting empirical studies, writing up the results and working closely together with all of our team. Besides his interest in users‘ practices on OSNs, Andreas enjoys travelling, all kinds of sports including balls, bouldering and football.
Petra Ilyes obtained her MA in 1998 and Ph.D. in 2003 both in Anthropology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Currently she is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Prior to that she worked as a programmer and project manager at a Frankfurt based web services company. Her academic interests are in ICTs and globalization, ICT policies, Science and Technology Studies (STS) and new media technology. Her current research focuses on user research for software design for interactional privacy.
Laura Kocksch studied Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology and Political Science at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. She joined our team in 2012 after finishing her Bachelor thesis on the embedment of place in Social Network Sites based on research conducted in Istanbul, Turkey. She mainly focuses on group interactions and sharing conventions in peer groups on Facebook. She is about to finish her Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology on the topics of Software Studies and interdisciplinary work between social and computer scientists. Since April 2014 Laura teaches methods, research design and theory of cultural anthropology for undergraduates.
Sebastian studied computer science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. He joined the team to develop further the ROSE plugin. His primary working area was the design and implementation of ROSE’s observer engine, the repository engine. He also started basic implementation work on the Pattern Creator interface which he later handed over to Felix. He left the team to finish his course at TU Darmstadt.