This is the homepage of Philipp Schaer, postdoctoral researcher and team lead at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. I studied computer sciences at University of Koblenz where I received my master’s degree and Ph.D. (called Diplom-Informatiker and Dr. rer. nat. in Germany).

A lot of my research is located in the fields of digital libraries, information retrieval and the application of informetrics in the these fields. Feel free to have a look on my list of publications and recent talks to get an overview over my research topics.

A visual representation of what I am interested in can be seen in this Wordle from my Twitter profile*:


My current projects are related to Search Term Recommenders, bibliometric-based ranking and I am an enthusiastic Grails hacker. Before that I implemented SSOAR the Social Science Open Access Repository. Besides that I did some teaching in human computer interactions and usability at University of Koblenz and still teach at Cologne University of Applied Sciences.


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