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I am Andrea Šipka.
I am interested in
data science (for good).

About me.
My projects.
On the web.
Things I love.

About me


  • 2022 - now

    Scientific Manager @ DFKI

    I am currently a scientific manager of Data Science and its Applications group of prof. Sebastian Vollmer at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). If you want to do important and varied research with a wonderful bunch of humans who care about the world and each other, we are hiring!

  • 2020 - 2022

    PhD Informatics

    I started my PhD at University of Zurich, Department of Informatics. My research interests include political and social activism on TikTok, and how the (far) right communicates and spreads ideology across different platforms. I’ve left UZH to continue my PhD in a different environment.

  • 2019 - 2020

    Data Science for Social Good @ Turing and Warwick

    Project and then Programme Manager for Data Science for Social Good initiative at the Alan Turing institute and University of Warwick.

  • 2019

    Research @ FBK

    Researching if we can predict how happy people are from their Facebook data, at Mobile and social computing lab, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento, Italy).

  • 2017 - 2019

    MSc Data Science

    Studied for MSc Data Science, Department of Mathematics, University of Padua, graduating with the thesis “Inferring psychometric results from social media data”.

  • 2013 - 2017

    Software engineering @ IBM

    Software engineer and then Release lead for a family of data storage virtualisation products at IBM R&D lab in Hursley, UK.

  • 2010 - 2013

    BSc Mathematics with Computer Science

    Graduated from BSc Mathematics with Computer Science, University of Southampton, with the thesis “Application of genetic algorithms for solving the 0-1 knapsack problem”

Previous affiliations

padova 1

My projects

Andrea Online



Google Patents

Google Scholar



Things I recommend

Orange wines I enjoy:

Vitovska Solo

Trieste, Italy

The Vino

Marco Merli
Perugia, Italy


Trieste, Italy


Svätý Jur, Slovakia


Gorizia, Italy


Anne-Claire Schott
Twann, Switzerland

Organisations I support:

Bašta Fest

An annual international short fiction film festival in Bajina Bašta, Western Serbia.

Bloody Good Period

Fighting period poverty by giving period products to those who can’t afford them.


Crime and Corruption Reporting Network improves investigative journalism in Serbia

Great Papers and articles:

Machine behaviour

I. Rahwan, Nature

The right to privacy

S. D. Warren and L. D. Brandeis, Harvard Law Review

Artificial Intelligence and the right to be forgotten

E.F. Villaronga, Computer Security and Law Review
Created patiently by Andrea Šipka in 2019.
Updated sporadically.