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Klaus Ackermann is a Lecturer (US Assistant Professor) in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests are in the areas of Data Science, Machine Learning, Public Policy and Applied Econometrics.

He holds a PhD in Economics from Monash University and BSC and MSC in Business Informatics with major in Economics from the Technical University of Vienna. After his studies, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Data Science and Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Klaus Ackermann is a founding member of SoDa Labs, an empirical research laboratory associated with Monash University's Department of Economics and Department of Econometrics in the Monash Business School. SoDa Labs applies new tools from data science, machine learning, and beyond to answer social science questions using alternative and big data.


Research interests

My passion is in technology, economics, data and computational approaches to get exciting insights about human behaviour. Broadly speaking, my research sits under the headline: how does technological progress affect societies and vice versa? What behavioural patterns that were disguised previously can now be researched as people reveal their choices through the use of technology? How can we use collected data to improve operational outcomes of not for profit organizations by using Machine Learning ? There are social issues that need to be addressed on an individual level, but I believe it is possible to impact the world on an aggregate level by using data.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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