Scientific staff

Daniel Mayerhoffer, M.A., M.Sc., M.A.

Mail: daniel.mayerhoffer@uni-bamberg.de
Phone:
Office: FMA/01.11
Speaking hour: by appointment

Daniel Mayerhoffer is a postdoctoral researcher and junior lecturer at the Chair for the Governance of Complex and Innovative Technological Systems. He also works in a project at the chair for Political Theory [Link: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/en/poltheorie/staff/daniel-mayerhoffer/] and is an associate member of BAGSS [Link: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/en/bagss/members/doctoral-postdoctoral/doctoral/daniel-mayerhoffer/].  

He is a Computational Social Scientist who uses Agents Based Simulation among other methods for explanation and prediction of complex socio-technical systems to enhance their governance. Namely, Daniel applies Computational Models mainly to questions in Political Epistemology, Collective Behaviour and Economics. Furthermore, he evaluates these models from an analytical and Philosophy of Science perspective.

Daniel did his cumulative PhD (thesis title: One Model, Multiple Stories? Using Agent-Based Models to Unveil Structural Similarities in a Complex World)at the Institute for Political Science here in Bamberg. He holds an MSc in Social Research Methods form the University of Surrey, an MA in Ethics of Textual Cultures from The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and an MA in Political Science from the University of Bamberg as well as a BA in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth.

In his free time, Daniel enjoys building (allegedly) non-scientific models out of LEGO and extensive political discussions with friends, where he stresses the difference between complicated and complex problems.