Andrea Hamm

Doctoral Researcher

(c) Jan Kopankiewicz

In her interdisciplinary research, Andrea Hamm investigates potentials and risks of the Social Internet of Things (SIoT) devices with regard to the production of large-scale data sets (“big data”) in urban areas. By combining methods of empirical social science and technical scholarship, she covers topics like data visualization, sustainability, as well as civic engagement and online participation.

Andrea has studied Communication and Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), and Université Catholique de Lille (France).

Journal Articles

Hamm, A.; Lin, Z. (2019): “Why Drones for Ordinary People? Digital Representations, Topic Clusters, and Techno-Nationalization of Drones on Zhihu”. In: Information, 10 (8). (peer-reviewed)

Proceedings Articles

Hamm, A. (2020). Particles Matter: A Case Study on How Civic IoT Can Contribute to Sustainable Communities. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, 305–313. (peer-reviewed)

Hamm, A.; Willner, A.; Schieferdecker, I. (2020): “Edge Computing: A Comprehensive Survey of Current Initiatives and a Roadmap for a Sustainable Edge Computing Development”. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI2020. Potsdam, Germany. (double-blind reviewed)

Book Chapters

Lin, Z.; Hamm, A.; & Reinhardt, S. (2018). Political Communication Chinese Style: The Elite Network in State-Regulated Sina Weibo. In: C. Richter, C. Harders, & A. Antonakis (Eds.), Digital Media and the Politics of Transformation in the Arab World and Asia. Springer VS: Studies in International, Transnational and Global Communications. (peer-reviewed)


Best Paper Award at Düsseldorfer Forum für Politische Kommunikation [Düsseldorf Forum for Political Communication], Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, April 5-7, 2018. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Best Poster Award at 2nd Undergraduate Research Conference, Humboldt University Berlin, September 21-22, 2017. Berlin, Germany.

Conference Presentations and Abstracts

Hamm, A. (2019, May 24): “Why Drones for Ordinary People? Digital Representations, Topic Clusters, and Techno-Nationalization of Drones on Zhihu”. Presentation, International Communications Association (ICA) Preconference Digital Asia, May 24-28, 2019. Washington D.C., USA.

Hamm, A. (2019, March 7): “How can IoT-based technologies contribute to sustainable cities and communities?”, Presentation, ADIMAP, 10th International Symposium “The emergence of the Smart City: Stakes, challenges, practices and impacts for public governance”, LIST/LISER, March 5-7, 2019. Belval, Luxembourg.

Hamm, A. (2018, April 7): „Soziale Bots im Wahlkampf. Politische Kommunikationsmuster und manipulatives Verhalten während der französischen #Legislatives2017”. [Social Bots and Elections. Political Communication Patterns and Manipulative Behavior during the French #Legislatives2017]. Presentation/Abstract in Conference Proceedings, Düsseldorfer Forum für Politische Kommunikation, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. April 5-7, 2018. Düsseldorf, Germany. (German only)

Hamm, A.; Lin, Z.; Reinhardt, S.; & Richter, C. (2017, September 22): “Political Communication Chinese Style: The Elite Network in State-Regulated Sina Weibo”. Presentation /Abstract in Conference Proceedings, 2. Konferenz für studentische Forschung [2nd Undergraduate Research Conference], Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, September 21-22, 2017. Berlin, Germany. (peer-reviewed)


Caldéron Lüning, E.; Hamm, A. (2019, December 16). Concluding Words. Forschungskonferenz „Zukunft gestalten: Digital und nachhaltig!“ [Research Conference “Shaping the future: Digital and Sustainable!”], WBGU/Weizenbaum Institute/BMBF. Berlin.

Hamm, A. (2019, October 24): “Air pollution in Germany: How Civic Tech Rethinks Open Data and Sustainable Smart Cities”. Presentation, QTC Series “Questions, Thoughts, Contestations”. Digital Living Research Commons, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Hamm, A. (2019, September 25): “Nachhaltigkeit in die Digitalisierungsforschung bringen: SDG×ICT“ [Adding Sustainability to Digitalisation Research: SDG×ICT]. Keynote speech, Great Transformation Conference, September 23-27, 2019. Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.

Hamm, A. (2019, June 18): “Smart Cycling: Permanent bicycle counters in Berlin”. Keynote speech, Data Ethics Workshop: Data Governance for Digital Mobility. German Informatics Society/Weizenbaum Institute. Berlin, Germany.

Hamm, A., Gräfe, H.-C. (2019, May 7). “Social Bots, Trolle und Meinungsfreiheit: Illegitime Kommunikation im Netz” [Social Bots, Trolls and Freedom of Speech: Illegitimate Communication online]. Presentation, Media Convention Berlin/re:publica. May 6-8, 2019, Berlin, Germany. [German only]

Media Regulation in Tunisia (2017). Documentary movie by Andrea Hamm, Nina Knoppik, Irina Orlova, Ilyes Gaidi, Nabil Arfaoui. Summer School on Arab Media Systems, Free University Berlin.

Hamm, A. (2017). Keeping an eagle eye on Drone Journalism. What journalists need to know about reporting with birds’ eyes. In: