IPSDS Participants


  • Born in Stuttgart/Germany, September 18th, 1960.
  • Studies in Administrative Sciences at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and in Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon, USA, 1982-1988.
  • Research Fellow at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer 1988-1992.
  • Since 1992 I am working for the Free State of Saxony in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Education and Ministry of the Interior.
  • Since 2007 I am Head of Department of Population, Social and Public Finance Statistics at the Office of Statistics of the Free State of Saxony with focus on:
    • Census 2011/21, especially census of housing and dwelling.
    • Population studies, especially migration between rural and metropolitan areas in Saxony, including surveys.
    • Project manager “Implementation of SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence and SAS Visual Analytics”.





Markus is working as a Data Analyst for OBI DIY Stores trying to discover interesting and meaningful patterns in customer data since 2017.
He is excited by surveys, all kind of found data and R programming. Prior to joining OBI, he worked as a market researcher for three years.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Law from the University of Mannheim.
Markus now lives in Cologne and spends his leisure time cycling and visiting cheap and loud concerts.







Hannah got her Master’s degree in Social Science Research from the University of Amsterdam in 2014. Her focus during her studies was on quantitative methods and migration studies.

Since October 2014, she has been working as a Data Processing Specialist for the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) based at the Gesis Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.
She works on all stages of the dataset processing, from quality assessment of the incoming data to preparation for archiving of the cross-national datasets.
She is responsible for creating syntax/code files for cleaning, harmonizing and checking complex datasets, as well as for dataset documentation.
Furthermore, she follows up on inquiries from the user community and supports the work of the CSES planning committee.






Sofija Suvocarev has worked with the Department for sampling methodology and data quality control at the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia since 2012.
Her main fields of interest are related to sampling, weighting procedures, and cross-sectional and longitudinal estimations in household surveys as well.

She graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Department of Probability and Statistics, the University of Belgrade in 2010. Sofija completed her master studies in 2012 with the thesis "Parameter estimation – Bayesian approach".
She has worked as a trainee with the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok for three months, and with the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, Wiesbaden for five months.






Anais Santourian holds a B.Sc and an M.Sc. in Statistics from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Since 2008, she has been working as a statistics consultant at Agilis SA, a firm dedicated to methodological consultancy and technology in the field of official statistics. She currently works on several areas of official statistics including the quality assessment and evaluation of methods and practices used by National Statistical Institutes in several domains of official statistics, the processing, management, compilation and visualisation of statistics as well as the conduction of surveys and production of statistical publications.