Ingmar’s academic career has continuously drawn him further South with stops at 52.2°N (BA & MA at Cambridge University), 49.2°N (PhD at Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science), 46.5°N (postdoc at EPFL), 41.4°N (researcher at Yahoo! Research Barcelona) and now 25.3°N (QCRI).

His recent work focuses on how online user-generated data can be used to answer questions about the offline world and society at large. Recurring themes in his research include political polarization, international mobility, and cultural influences on communication patterns.

Qatar provides a great opportunity to study these topics as Qatar’s society is extremely diverse, made up of over 80% expats, and there are outstanding local partners to collaborate with such as Al Jazeera, Northwestern University in Qatar or the Brookings Doha Center.