Marcel Hebing, Dr.

Marcel is data scientist and founder of Impact Distillery (mStats DS GmbH), a think and do tank dedicated to extracting and communicating insights.

His background in computer science, sociology, and statistics brings a rare understanding of data quality issues in statistics, interpretation and machine learning scenarios.

Marcel’s work focuses on three pillars: (1) generating profound and actionable insights using statistical and machine learning methods, (2) building highly automated software infrastructures for data management and analysis, and (3) ensuring highest quality standards throughout the entire data life cycle, to offer a profound basis for social, political, and economic decision making.

Marcel’s most recent experience includes seven years of building software infrastructure for one of the world’s largest socio-economic datasets (Socio-economic Panel Study, SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Germany.

As an associate researcher at the research programme “Knowledge & Society” at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Marcel works on topics related to open science and research integrity, in particular data quality and data management.

Marcel Hebing


Associated Researcher: Knowledge & Society

Lectures and presentations

Rethinking Academic Publications: Developing an Open-source Framework for a Multi-layer Narrative in Online Publishing
5th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X (xCoAx). xCoAx. Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal: 06.07.2017

Marcel Hebing, Larissa Wunderlich, Julia Ebert

Vorstellung der Startup-Benchmarking GER 2020: Globale Start-up-Ökosysteme – Wo steht Deutschland?
Zeit Wirtschaftsforum. Zeit. Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, Hamburg, Germany: 03.11.2016

Thomas Schildhauer, Marcel Hebing

Data Availability and Reuse – Results of An Empirical Study Among German Researchers
The 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). The organizing committee - Bart Meuleman, Annelies Blom, Eldad Davidov, Gudbjorg Andrea Jonsdottir, Nick Allum, Patrick Sturgis. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland: 13.07.2015

Benedikt Fecher, Marcel Hebing, Sascha Frisike

Organisation of events

Impact School 2019
30.09.2019. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Impact Distillery (mStats DS GmbH), Leibniz Research Alliance Open (International) Further information

Nataliia Sokolovska, Marcel Hebing, Benedikt Fecher

Impact School 2017
From 29.11.2017 to 01.12.2017. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Marcel Hebing (International) Further information

Marcel Hebing, Benedikt Fecher