Prof. Alexander Markowetz

Prof. Alexander Markowetz

Author and Computer Scientist

Philipps University Marburg


The Gesamtschau Institute


Over two decades, Alexander Markowetz has built up an extensive understanding of digital technology.

Today Markowetz transfers this knowledge to medicine and psychology. His approaches enable the collection of a large number of data points, for cohorts of any size, over any period of time. Big Data becomes a methodological revolution in the human sciences. With the Menthal Project, Markowetz has collected the largest such data set available to science, and founded the discipline of psychoinformatics.

In his other research track, Markowetz studies the effects of digitalization on politics, society and the economy. He understands digitalization as a civilisatoric turning point and political project, to be that needs to be shaped. Markowetz researches digital infrastructure, ordoliberal economic areas, and an economy without marginal costs. His focus is on B2B, medium-sized businesses and interoperability.

Alexander Markowetz has advised politicians, companies and public authorities. He has coached start-ups and investors. In Bonn he founded Murmuras, a start-up for smartphone tracking in psychology, medicine and market research.


  • Digitalization
  • Digital biomarkers
  • Interoperability


  • PhD Computer Science, 2009

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Diploma Informatik, 2004

    Philipps University Marburg



Professor for Computer Science

Philipps University

2020 – Present Marburg, Germany


Murmuras UG

2019 – Present Bonn, Germany

Author and Keynote Speaker

The Gesamtschau Institute

2017 – Present

Assistant Professor for Computer Science

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität

2009 – 2016 Bonn, Germany

PhD Student in Computer Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2004 – 2008 Hong Kong, SAR

Diploma Student in Computer Science

Philipps University

1996 – 2004 Marburg, Germany

ASSIST Scholarship

The Putney School

1993 – 1994 Putney, VT


Stiftsschule St. Johann

1986 – 1996 Amöneburg, Germany

Digital Burnout

Why our permanent Smartphone-Usage is dangerous

  • How Smartphone & Co. render us unproductive and unhappy
  • How to regain control over the “slot machine”
  • How you can define an effective communication etiquette

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