Jermain C. Kaminski is an innovation economist and software developer. His work aims to create models and engines to analyze and visualize the dynamics of complex networks, for instance in crowdfunding and movies.
Jermain is a researcher in the Technology Entrepreneurship Group at RWTH Aachen, and a recent research fellow in the Macro Connections Group at MIT Media Lab. In 2012, he co-founded Moviegalaxies, a website visualizing the social graph of characters in movies. Today, open source data from Moviegalaxies is used in MOOC such as edX or coursera and at universities worldwide to teach students about social network analysis. From 2014-2015 Jermain served as a data analyst for a major German soccer club in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League. Jermain studied at Witten/Herdecke University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he was a visiting student at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.
His work with his colleagues has been covered by movie studios, startup magazines and data visualisation blogs. He was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund, Falling Walls Young Innovator Finalist, among others. Jermain is a mentor at Deutschlandstiftung Integration, a foundation that is committed to equal opportunities for people in Germany with immigrant backgrounds. In the past years, he lived in Aachen, Germany, San Francisco, Mountain View, CA and Cambridge, MA.