* 1987. After finishing an IT apprenticeship, Mario studied Media and Communication in Augsburg, Munich and Helsinki. Besides working part-time as both journalist and developer for online systems, Mario started to work as a student assistant in 2012 within the PollyVote project at the IfKW. Title of his master's thesis: "The Party's Prices: An interdisciplinary multi-method study on political stock market's participants' informational behavior, motivation and decision making." Project member within "Computational Journalism", a LMUexcellent-funded project.
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