Dr. Fabian Flöck
Fabian Flöck is a research associate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at the Institute AIFB. Prior to pursuing his academic career at KIT, he worked as head product manager for a Social Network platform based in Hamburg, Germany and as a consultant on interface and technical web design for a creative agency in San Francisco, CA. He holds a Diplom (≈M.Sc.) in Media Studies/ Media Sociology from the University of Cologne. His research focuses on how the social dynamics in large-scale collaborative online platforms shape the performance of these systems. This includes research work on socio-technical interactions in Tagging Systems, Crowd-Sourcing solutions as well as his main research topic, studying how certain systematic behavioral mechanisms in Wikipedia can influence content production and how they can be detected and made more transparent. His continued work in this area has taken place in the EU-Project RENDER, where he also acted as a work package leader.
Function: Researcher, PhD Student
Interaction of Science and Technology with Society
Algorithm, Software and System Engineering