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Markus Luczak-Roesch

Associate Professor in Information Systems, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

I am an Associate Professor within the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington and an Associate Investigator at Te Pūnaha Matatini—New Zealand's centre for research excellence (CoRE) on complex systems. I am leading the Complexity & Connection Science Lab that brings together students and researchers to work on theories and methods to understand the structures and dynamics of complex systems, and to develop computational tools that securely and meaningfully augment human intelligence.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
  • 2016–2018
    Senior lecturer, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
  • 2013–2016
    Senior research fellow, University of Southampton


  • 2014 
    Free University of Berlin, PhD / Computer Science
  • 2007 
    Free University of Berlin, MSc / Computer Science


  • 2019
    Reading Dickens through Data Science, The Dickensian
  • 2018
    What an entangled Web we weave: An information-centric approach to time-evolving socio-technical systems, Minds & Machines
  • 2018
    Deconstructing the data life-cycle in digital humanitarianism, Information, Communication & Society
  • 2018
    Not-so-distant reading: A dynamic network approach to literature, it-Information Technology
  • 2018
    An extended study of content and crowdsourcing-related performance factors in named entity annotation, Semantic Web
  • 2017
    An investigation of player motivations in Eyewire, a gamified citizen science project, Computers in Human Behavior
  • 2017
    The social in the platform trap: Why a microscopic system focus limits the prospect of social machines, Discover Society
  • 2014
    Collaborative ontology engineering: a survey, The Knowledge Engineering Review
  • 2014
    The role of ontology engineering in linked data publishing and management: An empirical study, International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems
  • 2007
    Argumentation-based ontology engineering, IEEE Intelligent Systems

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Citizen Scientists in the Classroom: Investigating the Role of Online Citizen Science in Primary School Science Education
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    New Zealand Council for Educational Research

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Royal Society Te Apārangi