Dr. Nora Jansen


M.Sc. Business Informatics




Nora Jansen studied Management of Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. The focus of her studies was on the field of "Operations and Supply Chain Management". During her studies she spent one year abroad at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In September 2015 she finished her studies by obtaining the Master of Science degree. She wrote her Master thesis "Opportunities and limits of applying web-based channels of communication by authorities for the interaction with society" in cooperation with the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt).


Since October 2015, Nora Jansen has been a research assistant at the professorship of Prof. Dr. Oliver Hinz. First at the Chair of Information Systems | Electronic Markets at TU Darmstadt and since September 2017 at the Chair of Information Systems and Information Management at Goethe University. Her research project deals with the real-time detection of buzzes in online social networks.

Since January 2019, Nora Jansen is a visiting researcher at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Core Areas
  • Social Media
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Modern Police Work

Jansen, Nora / Hinz, Oliver (2022): "Inferring Opinion Leadership from Digital Footprints", Journal of Business Research, 139, 1123-1137.

Jansen, Nora / Deusser, Clemens / Strufe, Thorsten / Hinz, Oliver (2021): "Is the Buzz on? – A Buzz Detection System for Viral Posts in Social Media", Journal of Interactive Marketing, 56, 1-17.

Jansen, Nora (2019): " The Fiery, the Lovely, and the Hot - Analysis of Online Viral Phenomena in Social Media", In Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden, June 8-14, 2019. ISBN 978-1-7336325-0-8. Research Papers. [Download]

Deußer, Clemens / Jansen, Nora / Reubold, Jan / Hinz, Oliver / Strufe, Thorsten (2018): "Buzz in Social Media: Detection of Short-lived Viral Phenomena", WWW Workshop on Online Social Networks and Media: Network Properties and Dynamic (ACM OSNeD 2018), 1443-1449.

Jansen, Nora / Hinz, Oliver / Strufe, Thorsten (2018): "'Police - To Protect and Serve' Online: Citizens' Attitudes towards Modern Ways of Interaction with Law Enforcement Agencies", European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 48.

Voigt, Sebastian / Jansen, Nora / Hinz, Oliver (2013): "Law Enforcement 2.0 - The Potential and the (Legal) Restrictions of Facebook Data for Police Tracing and Investigation", European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Utrecht, Netherlands. Paper 5.