Research Associate and Assistant Professor

About Michael Schnabel

Michael Schnabel is a Research Associate and Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He applies methods and ideas of statistical physics and neuroscience to model collective decision-making in social systems. His current research topics include opinion formation, deliberative democracy, and cognitive models of decision-making. 

Michael received his PhD in physics from Goettingen University in Germany. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, he was a research scholar at Northwestern University where he worked in the areas of systems biology and complex networks.