Welcome to my homepage. I am postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation at ETH Zurich.In 2010, I received my PhD in the behavioral and social sciences from the ICS at the University of Groningen.
My general research interest concerns collective action and social integration in social networks. I use computational modeling techniques to develop new hypotheses. To test these hypotheses, I have gathered longitudinal network data in several organizations and conducted laboratory experiments.
I founded the Sociology Laboratory (het Sociologisch Laboratorium) of the Department of Sociology in Groningen. We have recruited more than 1100 volunteers for experimental research and conducted experiments with more than 800 participants (by June 2011).
I taught model building, sociological theory, and research methodology in the undergraduate Sociology program of the University of Leipzig, the University of Groningen and at ETH Zurich.
Mäs Michael, Andreas Flache, Károly Takács, and Karen Jehn (2013) In the short term we divide, in the long term we unite: Demographic crisscrossing and the effects of faultlines on subgroup polarization. Organization Science 24: 716-736
Mäs Michael, Andreas Flache, and Dirk Helbing (2010) Individualization as Driving Force of Clustering Phenomena in Humans. PLoS Computational Biology 6
Mäs, Michael; Kurt Mühler, and Karl-Dieter Opp (2005) Wann ist man deutsch? Empirische Ergebnisse eines faktoriellen Surveys. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 57:112-134.