Felix Gaisbauer

Welcome to my website.
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin. I investigate which content, social groups and opinions become visible in (online) discourse, and which ones do not. My research has focused on theory-guided quantitative analyses and mathematical models up to now, and has included game theory, agent-based modelling, network theory, reinforcement learning, and data analysis with Python. I am also interested in qualitative approaches.


Ideological differences in engagement in public debate on Twitter. FG, Armin Pournaki, Sven Banisch and Eckehard Olbrich. Plos one, 16(3), e0249241.

Grounding force-directed network layouts with latent space models. FG, Armin Pournaki, Sven Banisch and Eckehard Olbrich. Journal of Computational Social Science (2023): 1-33.

Dynamics of opinion expression. FG, Eckehard Olbrich and Sven Banisch. Phys. Rev. E 102, 042303.

The twitter explorer: a framework for observing Twitter through interactive networks. Armin Pournaki, FG, Sven Banisch and Eckehard Olbrich. Journal of Digital Social Research, 3(1), 106–118. Try out the twitter explorer here.

Modelling Spirals of Silence and Echo Chambers by Learning from the Feedback of Others. Sven Banisch, FG and Eckehard Olbrich. Entropy 24 (10), 1484.


2018 - 2022: PhD student at MPI MiS Leipzig
2012 - 2018: BSc/MSc in Physics at LMU Munich
2013 - 2017: BA in Philosophy (minor: Law) at LMU Munich


Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society
Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin
felix.gaisbauer [at] weizenbaum-institut.de