International Conflict Research
IFW D 48.2
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
phone: +41 44 632 63 48
e-mail: carl.mueller-crepon (AT) icr.gess.ethz.ch
Carl Müller-Crepon is a PhD student in the International Conflict Research Group at ETH Zurich. He received a master's degree in Comparative and International Studies from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich (2015) and bachelor's degrees in International Affairs and Economics from the University of St. Gallen (2013). His dissertation focuses on the historical development of local state capacity in Africa since the late 19th century.
Methodologically, he is developing ways to extract machine-readable data from scanned statistical documents. Together with Philipp Hunziker, he is also working on using convolutional neural networks to digitize historical maps, road maps in particular. In a project with Yannick Pengl and Nils-Christian Bormann, he currently implements a matching procedure to unify datasets on ethnic groups in Africa.