Maurice Jakesch joined Cornell University in 2017 as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Information Science. He is advised by Mor Naaman and works with the Social Technologies Lab at Cornell Tech. Maurice is a doctoral fellow at the Cornell Digital Life Initiative and has been supported by the German National Academic Foundation and the Elite Network of Bavaria. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich, an MSc in Information Technology from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, as well as an honors degree in Technology Management (CDTM) and an MA in Philosophy of Science and Technology from the Technical University of Munich. Prior to joining Cornell, Maurice visited GE's digital foundries, helped develop Germany's first eHealth platform, consulted for BMW, and volunteered for MIT D-Lab's Innovation Network.