About

We are a Social Network Analytics & Strategies firm located in Vienna with two decades of cross industry experience in applying the Science of Networks and Resilience.

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Social Network Analytics & Strategies
We turn relational data into network maps and maps into strategy

FASresearch, founded in 1995, is a Social Network Analytics & Strategies firm located in Vienna with two decades of cross-industry experience in applying the Science of Networks and Resilience.  Harald Katzmair and his international team of scientists and consultants have developed a unique and proprietary set of tools and technologies to empower decision makers in the areas of Influencer Mapping, Executive Networking, Robust Decision Making, Story Telling and Framing, Stakeholder Engagement and Social Change to navigate through the increasing complexities of a world in transformation.

In hundreds of international engagements FAS’ visionary understanding of networks and organizational resilience has helped Fortune 500 clients as well as leading Non-Profits to reach their goals (see Clients). FAS understands the patterns of  influence among decision makers and stakeholder groups and turns relational data into network maps and maps into strategy.

Founder and director Harald Katzmair, born in 1969, holds a PhD in Social Science and Philosophy and is lecturer, visiting scholar, and invited guest speaker at various universities. His main focus is the area of networks and resilience. Harald Katzmair’s mission is to provide visionary solutions to empower organizations and their leaders to take robust and resilient decisions in a world of speed and turbulence.

Social Network Analytics & Strategies
We turn relational data into network maps and maps into strategy
We create unique maps to navigate through the increasing complexities of a world in transformation.

Team

  • Harald Katzmair, Ph.D. is Director and Founder at FASresearch

    Harald Katzmair, Ph.D. Director and Founder

    A social scientist, management philosopher and entrepreneur, Harald Katzmair brings a visionary understanding of network science and resilience theory to leadership, decision making and business development.

  • Mag. Christian Gulas is Data Scientist, Visualization & Big Data Analyst at FASresearch

    Mag. Christian Gulas Data Scientist, Visualization & Big Data Analyst

    A sociologist and philosopher, Christian Gulas' talent for statistics and data analysis reveals the hidden structures of your enterprise.

  • Ruth Pfosser, BA MA is Data Scientist & Partner at FASresearch

    Ruth Pfosser, BA MA Data Scientist & Partner

    With experience in management and startup operations, Ruth Pfosser anchors social network analysis in real- world applications.

  • Mag. (FH) Christina Tanzer, Bakk. is Data Scientist & Project Manager at FASresearch

    Mag. (FH) Christina Tanzer, Bakk. Data Scientist & Project Manager

    Perfectly acquainted with the health care sector, Christina Tanzer is your expert contact for medical, pharmaceutical and health-related affairs.

  • Mag. Sarah Weissengruber is Data Scientist & Project Manager at FASresearch

    Mag. Sarah Weissengruber Data Scientist & Project Manager

    A political scientist, Sarah Weissengruber manages projects and uses her expertise to provide fundamental insight into policy networks.

  • Georg Schroll, BSc is Computer Scientist & Software Developer at FASresearch

    Georg Schroll, BSc Computer Scientist & Software Developer

    With a background in computer science and information visualization, Georg Schroll builds customized software solutions to analyze, explore and visualize networks.

  • Marion Göls, BA MA is Data Scientist & Project Manager at FASresearch

    Marion Göls, BA MA Data Scientist & Project Manager

    A social and cognitive linguist with a passion for foreign languages, Marion Göls is engaged in desktop research and monitors the update and maintenance of the FAS network database.

  • Andrea Werdenigg, MA is Data Scientist & Project Manager at FASresearch

    Andrea Werdenigg, MA Data Scientist & Project Manager

    As a sociologist, Andrea Werdenigg is concerned with data collection and analysis in the field of academic and applied research as well as collaboration within knowledge networks in national and international projects.

  • Frank Andreas Sposito, MLIS, PhD is Chief Technology Officer at FASresearch

    Frank Andreas Sposito, MLIS, PhD Chief Technology Officer

    Frank Andreas Sposito holds a PhD in political science and is responsible for the technical direction of FASresearch, including our insight management platforms, big data management systems, and robust decision-making technologies.

  • Valerie Streibel, BSc MA is Head of Communications & Project Manager at FASresearch

    Valerie Streibel, BSc MA Head of Communications & Project Manager

    With more than 7 years’ experience in the communication sector Valerie Streibel will be responsible for the strategy and execution of FAS communications activities. She combines a diverse knowledge of international studies and economics.

  • Katharina Sacher, MA is Network Analyst & Project Manager at FASresearch

    Katharina Sacher, MA Network Analyst & Project Manager

    Katharina Sacher is a sociologist and research management specialist, with more than seven years’ experience in qualitative research methods and advanced content analysis, including snowball sampling, expert interview protocols, and network mapping.

  • Christina Wegleitner, Bakk. is Data Scientist at FASresearch

    Christina Wegleitner, Bakk. Data Scientist

    A sociologist, specialised in science and technology studies and experienced with scientific project work, Christina Wegleitner is engaged in the implementation of empirical social research to explore networks in real-world contexts.

  • Arash Bakhtiari, BSc BA is Data Scientist at FASresearch

    Arash Bakhtiari, BSc BA Data Scientist

    With a background in Sociology and Physics, Arash Bakhtiari is interested in different topics of Data Science. At FASresearch he is engaged in data research, automation solutions and network analysis.

  • Agnes Chorherr, LL.B. is Project Coordinator  at FASresearch

    Agnes Chorherr, LL.B. Project Coordinator

    With a background in law and economics, Agnes Chorherr's global experiences back her ability to manage various projects and to work as a trainer.

  • Gudrun Hrebicek is Administration and Organization at FASresearch

    Gudrun Hrebicek Administration and Organization

    Gudrun Hrebicek coordinates the whole communication of FASresearch within the organization as well as with customers.

  • Neal Gorenflo, MSc is Strategy Fellow, North America at FASresearch

    Neal Gorenflo, MSc Strategy Fellow, North America

    As a FASresearch strategy fellow, Neal Gorenflo contributes to the development of new solutions for the philanthropic sector, evangelizes FASresearch in North America and plays an advisory role.