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Academic Researchers

Angelika Adensamer

Angelika Adensamer is a PhD candidate in the team of Professor Iris Eisenberger within the project DiGrenz since March 2021.

She studied law at the University of Vienna and Criminology and Criminal Justice (MSc) at the University of Oxford and worked on research projects at the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology (IRKS) and the Vienna Centre for Societal Security (VICESSE).

She has also worked several years in the NGO and political sector and was a member of the Data Protection Council from 2018-2020. She is a member of the editorial team of the journal juridikum.

Her research focuses on police surveillance, data protection law and algorithmic regulation.

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Mandl, Julia Andrea, Mag.iur.

e-mail:julia.mandl@uni-graz.at

Phone:+43 316 380 - 6693

Julia Mandl

Julia Mandl is a university assistant in the team of Professor Eisenberger within the Field of Excellence "Smart Regulation" since October 2020. Prior to this she has been a university assistant in the team of Professor Stöger from January 2020.

Julia Mandl studied law at the University of Vienna. After completing her court practice in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Linz, she was employed as an associate in an international law firm.

She completed several apprenticeships in different law firms and in the private sector during her studies.

In her research, Julia Mandl focuses on innovation and technology law as well as in energy law. Her dissertation focuses on the question, if the labelling of electricity and gas is unconstitutional.

Lisa Metzler

Lisa Metzler is a research associate in Professor Iris Eisenberger’s team since May 2020.

She studied law at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz and completed the court practice afterwards. During her studies she already gained experience in the revision of scientific publication projects.

In addition, Lisa Metzler completed several internships in public service and worked in Guatemala as a volunteer for six months.

Her main interests and research areas are innovation and technology law, the protection of fundamental and human rights and administrative procedure law.

Magdalena Nemeth

Magdalena Nemeth is a university assistant in the team of Professor Eisenberger. Magdalena Nemeth has already been a university assistant at the Institute of Law at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences from November 2019 until February 2020. Previously, she had also been a tutor and student assistant at the Institute of Law from March 2018 to October 2019.

Prior to her work at the the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, she worked at the law firm of Mag. Schmutzer & Mag. Ott-Sander and in the legal department of Sands & Associates, a company specialising in bankruptcy and debt consolidation in Canada.

She studied law at the University of Vienna. She is going to do her thesis about the Law on Crisis Management in Austria. In Addition to Crisis Law, her research focusses on the legal aspects of innovations and new technologies.

Apart from her work as university assistant, she is also a researcher within the H2020 project ETAPAS.

Nikolaus Pöchhacker

Nikolaus Pöchhacker is currently a university assistant in the team of Prof. Iris Eisenberger. Before his academic life, he worked as an IT professional. He studied Sociology (BA), Computer Science (EC), and Science and Technology Studies (MA) at the University of Vienna.

From 2013 to 2016 he was a research assistant at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, where he was involved in several projects on RRI. From 2016 to 2020 he was a researcher and Ph.D. student in the Digital/Media/Lab at MCTS, Technical University of Munich, where he investigated the social dimensions of digital technologies and algorithms.

In his work he is researching the relationship between democratic institutions, social order, and algorithmic systems in various domains, bringing together perspectives from Media Theory, STS, Computer Science, and Sociology. Most recently, he is exploring the impact of algorithmic procedures and digital legal technologies on the legal system.

Apart from his work as university assistant, he is also a researcher within the project “REASON - Legal Requirements for statistical modelling”, funded by the Province of Styria.

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