CV [en]

  1. Education
  2. Current academic tasks
  3. Academic tasks in the past
  4. Courses taught
  5. Courses developed
  6. Lectures
  7. Refereeing, Expert committees
  8. Memberships
  9. Recent publications
  10. Interviews, Appearances, etc.

University Lecturer
Dr. Stephan G. Humer
Internet Sociologist and Computer Scientist


Dr. phil. (summa cum laude) in Sociology (winner, German Science and Humanities Council competition) Free University of Berlin (Winner, Federal and State initiative for Excellence), 2007 (equivalent to Ph.D.)

Graduated in Sociology, Psychology and Journalism (German grade called „Diplom-Soziologe“), Free University of Berlin, 2005 (equivalent to Master of Arts with honors)

Pre-diploma graduation („Vordiplom“) in Sociology, Free University of Berlin, 2002 (comparable to a Bachelor of Arts)

Current academic tasks

Research Director and Senior Lecturer, Hochschule Fresenius Berlin

Senior Fellow: Honorary Member of the Digital Class, Berlin University of the Arts [since 2015], Founder of the Internet Sociology Department („Arbeitsbereich Internetsoziologie“), Berlin University of the Arts [2012]

Security Researcher, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin [since 2015]

Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, Berlin School of Economics and Law [since 2010, teaching Informatics and Business Intelligence], University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg [since 2013, teaching Security Management and Social Engineering]

Chairman of the Board, Association „Netzwerk Terrorismusforschung e. V.“ (Terrorism Research Network) [since 2013]

Academic tasks in the past

Research Director, Berlin University of the Arts [2012 – 2015]

Research Director, Digitization Lab, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam [2009 – 2011]

Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, Berlin University of the Arts [2006 – 2012]

Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, researching and teaching Statistics (graduate level), Database Management/SQL (post graduate and graduate level) [2007 – 2011] and supervising bachelor exams [2010 – 2014], teaching Data Security and Privacy Theory [2006 – 2007], University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Research Director: „The Potsdam Project“, researching and developing a web-based archive and database solution for the „GDR prefab building Information Center“, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam [2010 – 2011]

Postdoc Research Fellow: „myID.privat“ (Anonymity and pseudonymity in the process of online authentication with secure electronic identities/Technical University Berlin, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Bundesdruckerei) [2009 – 2010]

Substitute for Professor Dr. Rainer Rumpel, teaching Information Retrieval and Data Mining, Berlin School of Economics and Law [2011]

Substitute for Professor Dr. Rolf Daessler, teaching MySQL, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam [2007 and 2010]

Substitute for Professor Dr. Guenther Neher, teaching Information research strategies, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam [2007]

Computing instructor/Tutor, Freie Universität Berlin [2003 – 2005]

Courses taught

Post graduate

– Database Management / MySQL
– Social Engineering


– Statistics
– Networked Systems Theory
– Data Security and Privacy Theory
– Research program for empirical studies
– Social Engineering


– Methods of Social Research
– XML and Scan-to-Web/Virtual Library
– Networked Systems Theory
– Database Management / MySQL
– Data Security and Privacy Theory
– Computing for social scientists (Beginners)
– Computing for social scientists (Advanced)
– Information research strategies
– Internet and Society (Sociology of the Internet)

Courses developed

– „Statistics“ for the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
– „Database Management“ for the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
– „Networked Systems Theory“ for the Berlin University of the Arts
– „Data Security and Privacy Theory“ for the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
– „Computing for social scientists“ for the Free University of Berlin
– „Internet technologies and Webmastering“, a special course for Red Cross Webmasters in Germany
– „Research program for empirical studies“ in collaboration with the German Red Cross in Berlin
– „Social Engineering“ for the University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg
– „Internet and Society“ for the Bucerius Law School Hamburg
– „Methods of Social Research“ for the University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management, Berlin
– „Terrorism Research“ for a private German Educational Institution in collaboration with the Federal Agency for Civic Education


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Refereeing, Expert committees

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Recent publications

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Interviews, Appearances, etc.

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- Mittwoch Okt 26 - 7:22pm

Der Fall mit dem US-Soldaten bei @ZDF #xy entspricht exakt einem Beispiel aus einer von mir betreuten Bachelorarbeit #SocialEngineering
- Mittwoch Okt 26 - 6:27pm

RT @AcademicsSay: Academic life is what happens to you while you're busy feeling guilty about not writing.
- Mittwoch Okt 26 - 6:00pm

RT @Power106LA: Someone dressed as a construction worker took a sledgehammer to Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ppl don't play.…
- Mittwoch Okt 26 - 3:37pm

RT @AnnCavoukian: Recent DDoS attack has woken up the world to the harms associated with insecure #IoTs. This may just be the beginning. ht…
- Mittwoch Okt 26 - 10:25am

#Polizei durchsucht linke Hausprojekte #linksextremismus @tagesspiegel @NTFeV @polizeiberlin
- Mittwoch Okt 26 - 9:47am

RT @peacecentre: Sport and extremism: 'If young people are excluded, they're easier to radicalise' | The Guardian
- Dienstag Okt 25 - 7:07pm

Rassismus - Ku-Klux-Klan hat vier aktive Gruppen in Deutschland @NTFeV
- Dienstag Okt 25 - 6:49am

RT @MaksCzuperski: Priceless. #Russian media uses images of US flight carrier group rather than its own broken #AdmiralKuznetsov https://t.…
- Sonntag Okt 23 - 8:01pm

RT @JulianRoepcke: Die EU als eine Art KZ für Schweine und Schwule. So sieht uns unser "Partner" Russland.
- Sonntag Okt 23 - 10:03am

RT @naval: Tech vs: TV: YouTube DVD: Netflix Newspaper: Twitter CD: Spotify Taxi: Uber Telephone: Apple Car: Tesla Money: Bitcoin Invest…
- Samstag Okt 22 - 8:23pm

RT @WSJ: Some of Trump's Facebook posts were considered for removal as hate speech before Zuckerberg intervened 🔓
- Samstag Okt 22 - 3:23pm

RT @AcademicsSay: Yes, I've heard of work-life balance. I gave a workshop on it last week and am co-editing a related special issue to whic…
- Samstag Okt 22 - 9:51am

Seminar: R aus internetsoziologischer Perspektive
- Samstag Okt 22 - 9:02am

RT @IsraelinGermany: Wir wünschen Euch ein schönes #Wochenende! Shabbat shalom!
- Freitag Okt 21 - 2:33pm

RT @DIVSI_Info: #Scoring: Start-up will #Mieter in Sozialen Medien durchleuchten.. und zukünftige Entwicklungen vorhersagen.…
- Freitag Okt 21 - 9:58am

Call for Mitwirkung! :-)
- Donnerstag Okt 20 - 12:40pm

"Die Linke kämpft hierzulande lieber für die Freiheit von Burkinis" | Telepolis #hamed #abdelsamad #mohammed #islam
- Donnerstag Okt 20 - 10:55am

RT @faz_donalphonso: Ich wünsche mir mehr Solidarität mit der Polizei. Und weniger Solidarität mit jenen, die sie gewaltsam bekämpfen und b…
- Donnerstag Okt 20 - 9:56am