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Gernot Rieder is a postdoctoral fellow in the CoPol project: Covid-19 contact tracing as Digital Politics. Previously, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Ethics in Information Technology (EIT) research group at the Department of Informatics, Universität Hamburg.
In his dissertation (IT University of Copenhagen), Gernot investigated the rise of Big Data in public policy and the social and ethical implications of algorithmic decision making. His current research focuses on the ethics and epistemologies of evidence-based policy making, the history of statistics and computerization, and questions of trust in IT.
From 2014 to 2018, Gernot served as an Assistant Editor for the journal "Big Data & Society". He is webmaster for the Austrian Association for Science and Technology Studies as well as the Navigating Knowledge Landscapes research network.