In her interdisciplinary research Andrea Hamm investigates potentials and risks of Internet of Things (IoT) devices with regard to the production of large-scale data sets (“big data”) in urban areas. This topic combines sociological, technical, and ethical scholarship on the “smart city”, covering topics like data literacy, responsibility, sustainability, as well as urban regulation and public participation.
In her Master’s thesis, she investigated political communication patterns of social bots during 2017 French elections. In previous works, she studied the elite network in the Chinese social networking platform Sina Weibo, media regulation in Tunisia in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and drone journalism. Next to her studies, she worked as a journalist at local and online newspapers in Berlin and Brussels, and as a student associate at Fraunhofer FOKUS in Berlin.
Research Group "Responsibility and the Internet of Things"
Hamm, A.; Lin, Z. (2019): “Why Drones for Ordinary People? Digital Representations, Topic Clusters, and Techno-Nationalization of Drones on Zhihu”. In: Information, 10 (8). https://doi.org/10.3390/info10080256 (peer-reviewed)
Hamm, A.; Willner, A.; Schieferdecker, I. (in press): “Edge Computing: A Comprehensive Survey of Current Initiatives and a Roadmap for a Sustainable Edge Computing Development”. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (2020). Potsdam, Germany. Preprint available: https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.08530 (double-blind reviewed)
Lin, Z.; Hamm, A.; & Reinhardt, S. (2018). Political Communication Chinese Style: The Elite Network in State-Regulated Sina Weibo. In: C. Richter, C. Harders, & A. Antonakis (Eds.), Digital Media and the Politics of Transformation in the Arab World and Asia. Springer VS: Studies in International, Transnational and Global Communications. (peer-reviewed)
Hamm, A. (2019, May 24): “Why Drones for Ordinary People? Digital Representations, Topic Clusters, and Techno-Nationalization of Drones on Zhihu”. Presentation, International Communications Association (ICA) Preconference Digital Asia, May 24-28, 2019. Washington D.C., USA.
Hamm, A. (2019, March 7): "How can IoT-based technologies contribute to sustainable cities and communities?", Presentation, ADIMAP, 10th International Symposium "The emergence of the Smart City: stakes, challenges, practices and impacts for public governance", Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)/Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), March 5-7, 2019. Belval, Luxembourg.
Hamm, A. (2018, April 7): „Soziale Bots im Wahlkampf. Politische Kommunikationsmuster und manipulatives Verhalten während der französischen #Legislatives2017”. [Social Bots and Elections. Political Communication Patterns and Manipulative Behavior during the French #Legislatives2017]. Presentation/Abstract in Conference Proceedings, Düsseldorfer Forum für Politische Kommunikation [Düsseldorf Forum for Political Communication], Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. April 5-7, 2018. Düsseldorf, Germany.
Hamm, A.; Lin, Z.; Reinhardt, S.; & Richter, C. (2017, September 22): “Political Communication Chinese Style: The Elite Network in State-Regulated Sina Weibo”. Presentation /Abstract in Conference Proceedings, 2. Konferenz für studentische Forschung [2nd Undergraduate Research Conference], Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, September 21-22, 2017. Berlin, Germany.
Caldéron Lüning, E.; Hamm, A. (2019, December 16). Concluding Words. Forschungskonferenz „Zukunft gestalten: Digital und nachhaltig!“ [Research Conference “Shaping the future: Digital and Sustainable!”], WBGU/Weizenbaum Institute/BMBF. Berlin. https://www.wbgu.de/de/veranstaltungen/veranstaltung/forschungskonferenz2019
Hamm, A. (2019, October 24): “Air pollution in Germany: How Civic Tech Rethinks Open Data and Sustainable Smart Cities”. Presentation, QTC Series “Questions, Thoughts, Contestations”. Digital Living Research Commons, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Hamm, A. (2019, September 25): “Nachhaltigkeit in die Digitalisierungsforschung bringen: SDG×ICT“ [Adding Sustainability to Digitalisation Research: SDG×ICT]. Keynote speech, Great Transformation Conference, September 23-27, 2019. Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.
Hamm, A. (2019, June 18): “Smart Cycling: Permanent bicycle counters in Berlin”. Keynote speech, Data Ethics Workshop: Data Governance for Digital Mobility. German Informatics Society/Weizenbaum Institute. Berlin, Germany.
Hamm, A., Gräfe, H.-C. (2019, May 7). “Social Bots, Trolle und Meinungsfreiheit: Illegitime Kommunikation im Netz" [Social Bots, Trolls and Freedom of Speech: Illegitimate Communication online]. Presentation, Media Convention Berlin/re:publica. May 6-8, 2019, Berlin, Germany. https://19.mediaconventionberlin.com/de/session/social-bots-trolle-meinungsfreiheit-illegitime-kommunikation-im-netz [German only]
Media Regulation in Tunisia (2017). Documentary movie by Andrea Hamm, Nina Knoppik, Irina Orlova, Ilyes Gaidi, Nabil Arfaoui. Summer School on Arab Media Systems, Free University Berlin.
Hamm, A. (2017). Keeping an eagle eye on Drone Journalism. What journalists need to know about reporting with birds’ eyes. Medium.com.
Best Paper Award at Düsseldorfer Forum für Politische Kommunikation [Düsseldorf Forum for Political Communication], Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, April 5-7, 2018. Düsseldorf, Germany.
Best Poster Award at 2nd Undergraduate Research Conference, Humboldt University Berlin, September 21-22, 2017. Berlin, Germany.
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