Dr Mihaly Fazekas

University of Cambridge, Department of Sociology

Role in the project: Dr Mihály Fazekas will be the main project coordinator, coordinating the scientific activities across all Work Packages. He will also lead on indicator development (Work Package 3)

Biography: Dr Fazekas has been pioneering the use of ‘Big Data’ for social sciences research, especially for measuring and analysing corruption and administrative quality across Europe. He uses mixed research methods while working in interdisciplinary teams of IT specialists, practitioners, and social scientists in order to collect, structure, and clean large administrative datasets generated by governments. One of his primary areas of work is public procurement and high-level corruption.