About me


Name Benjamin Schlegel
Birthday February, 2nd 1989
Address (Home) Ifangstr. 76
CH-8153 Rümlang
Tel. +41 (0)43 539 25 89
Address (business) Affolternstr. 56
CH-8050 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 634 62 08
Birthplace St. Gallen (CH)
Job Assistent and PhD candidate political sience
Curriculum vitae CV

About me

The possibility to change something has always driven me. After a year at the ETH, I was so interested in politics, that I decided to move to the University of Zurich and study political science in the main subject. I specialize in Swiss politics and political data journalism. Since 2016 I am an assistant at the chair of methods and write my PhD thesis about strategic voting.

I was interested in computers and technology early on. Already with 15 I programmed my first website and since then I have been constantly learning. Through the secondary studies in business informatics I was able to learn additional techniques and improve my programming style. During the speculialization in the master in data journalism, I learned the JavaScript library D3, to create more complex interactive graphics.

Big data is the future – the statistics program R helps to deal with data of any size. The application helps to calculate models, graphics, create and clean data, and a lot more. During my study in political science we learned it and with my computer science knowledge I am even able to programm new packages which makes analysing for me and many other people easier.