David Schoch



I'm a PhD in Computer Science working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz at the Chair for Algorithmics. I'm a mathematician by training and a self-taught data scientist doing research mainly in the field of (social) network analysis. More specifically, I work with measures of network centrality, or the question of who or what is important in networks. You can find more on this topic in the network analysis section of this page. A list of my publications can be found on google scholar and my CV can be downloaded below.

Curriculum Vitae

Science Slammer

I am an active Science Slammer, mostly slamming about networks in various contexts. Some of the materials can be found in the network analysis section. So far, I participated in 6 Science Slams (2x winner, 1x second, 2x third) including the southern german championchips. Three of my slams were recorded. Click below to view the videos (in german)

slam at Weingarten slam at Ravensburg slam at Esslingen

Leisure Time

As my landlady once said: "Science never sleeps!". The little free time I have, I mostly try to learn new skills that might come in handy at some point at work. So far, I focused on data scientific tools and data visualization, web scraping and a tiny bit of machine learning. I usually experiment with new tools on my personal blog, a playground for not so scientific questions. If you havent explored it yet, go check it out by clicking on the link below.

my blog

My Technical Skills


Current Projects

Economies of Destruction

An archaeological project about metalwork depositions in North-Western Europe during the Bronze Age.

Project Page

Soccer Analytics

This is a personal project where me and some colleagues try to analyze freely available data about soccer.

Project Page

Political Astroturfing

Hopefully coming soon...

Project Page