Clemens Stachl

I am a postdoctorial researcher at the chair of psychological methods and assessment (Prof. Dr. Markus Bühner) at the department of Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Germany, EU.

A large part of my research is focused on the collection and analysis of data from consumer-electronics (smartphones, cars ...). In particular, I apply machine learning techniques on those datasets in order to predict both behavior and individual traits.

I am also interested in the design of personalized systems and how human-system interaction can be improved by considering differential human factors in the design process (demography, personality etc.).

I am sometimes active on Twitter

News & Updates


Presentation at the 2019 SPSP Annual Convention

I will give a talk on the predictability of personality traits from every-day smartphone usage in the symposium "Using RealWorld Behavioral Data to Advance Psychological Research and Theory", chaired by Christine Anderl,


Machine Learning Workshop at the University of Regensburg

Florian Pargent and myself will be giving an introductory machine learning workshop at the University of Regensburg.

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Machine Learning Workshop at the University of Cologne

Florian Pargent and myself will be giving an introductory machine learning workshop at the University of Cologne.

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16.09. - 20.09.2018

DGPS 2018

  1. Prior to the DGPS2018 conference, Florian Pargent and I will provide "An Introduction to Machine Learning for Psychologists in R" in a preconference workshop. More infos will be provided via this OSF-repository.
  2. I'll be chairing a prediction-focused symposium ( "Predictions in Psychology - Behavior, Personality, Emotions, Performance, Places and Person-Culture Fit") at the DGPS2018 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  3. Prof. Dr. Markus Bühner and I will discuss "Psychological Diagnostics in the Era of Machine Learning" in the invited symposium "Big Data: The new Big Promise for research in applied psychology?", chaired by Cornelius König.


GESIS - CSS Seminar

Claudia Wagner has invited me to present my research about mobile sensing at the GESIS CSS seminar for computational social science in Cologne.

24.08. - 27.08.2018

CLC Workshop

Gabriella M. Harari and Samuel D. Gosling have invited me to participate in an initial workshop for the creation of an international mobile sensing consortium in Austin, TX, USA.

17.07. - 21.07.2018

ECP 19

Together with Sandrine Müller, I'll be chairing a symposium titled "Quantified Personality: Measuring individual differences in behavior with mobile sensing"at the ECP19 in Zadar, Croatia and present my latest work on the prediction of behavior from digital footprints.



Sandrine Müller and I be will co-chairing a symposium titled "Physical manifestations of psychological characteristics" at the APS - Convention in San Francisco. I will present my groups work on the prediction of individual personality traits from smartphone data with a focus on geo-location based features.


Invited Talk, Stanford University

Jon Krosnick and Gabriella Harari have invited me to give a talk about mobile sensing research at the communications department of Stanford university.