Andreas Graefe (Ph.D., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) has joined the PollyVote project in 2007. Andreas is currently a research fellow at LMU Munich, Germany, and at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism. He also holds the Professorship in Customer Relationship Management at Macromedia University. Before that, Andreas was a researcher at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, a Senior Manager in CRM at the German pay-tv company Sky Deutschland, and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Columbia University. Andreas’ research is quantitative-empirical, interdisciplinary, and problem-oriented. He does not limit himself to a particular domain or method but looks across many domains and use different methods to address important problems. In the area of election studies, he has done extensive validation work on the benefits of combining forecasts, vote expectation surveys, and index models. Andreas also brought the PollyVote to Germany. For more information see his personal website.