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"