Dr Klaus Ackermann is a Lecturer (US Assistant Professor) in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests are in the areas of Data Science, Machine Learning, Public Policy and Applied Econometrics.

He holds a PhD in Economics from Monash University and BSC and MSC in Business Informatics with major in Economics from the Technical University of Vienna. After his studies, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Data Science and Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Klaus Ackermann is a founding member of SoDa Labs, an empirical research laboratory associated with Monash University’s Department of Economics and Department of Econometrics in the Monash Business School. SoDa Labs applies new tools from data science, machine learning, and beyond to answer social science questions using alternative and big data.