Our Mission

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In today’s increasingly complex world with growing uncertainties and risks objective information and data analysis have become important assets for businesses, governments or organizations. CM’s mission is to help clients in making complex decisions by providing data analytics and machine learning in the areas of economics, business administration, technology and social science.

Whereas data analytics, as CM understands it, basically means the process of finding, describing and explaining data patterns of the past and present, machine learning predicts future data patterns based on the past and present. In order to achieve this mission, CM uses computational statistics, machine learning techniques and cutting-edge technologies in order to make sense of big data. We offer our know-how and passion to help our clients in improving their performance, increasing their productivity or in boosting their leverage.

Who Are We

CM Data Research is an Austrian based free-licensed business (freies Gewerbe) founded by Christopher Moik, MSc.. After he graduated from the University of Innsbruck he switched to economics and completed his masters in international relations and markets with a particular focus on international monetary policy, econometric research and computational statistics at the University of Edinburgh. Right now, he is working as a researcher and data scientist at the Austrian National Defence Academy, focusing on cyber security, machine learning detection algorithms and computational intelligence.

Before he founded his business and started his job at the Defence Academy CM had gained experience as a researcher at public and private research institutions and as an ambassadorial assistant at the Austrian embassy in New Delhi, India. During his undergraduate studies he was one of the founding fathers of Nihil Addendum, a student organization that publishes best-practice seminar papers and aims to connect students and research professionals with the wider public. Moreover, he gained experience as a data scientist as he worked on several data projects for businesses, political parties or relief organizations.

CM works with a team of data scientists and a variety of other partners, including companies, individual freelancers or researchers, depending on the specific needs of a project. Clients are usually viewed as partners too since most projects require close cooperation with the firm or organization.

As part of a current project CM is working with a highly skilled team of data scientists to develop and implement the Advanced Data Systems Analysis (ADSA), an algorithm which was originally developed by Remi Mollicone, Ing. and Giovanni Feverati, PhD. In addition to this, Johann Barbier, PhD and Maxime Buemi, MA are part of the team and help to implement ADSA.


CM aims to conduct research based on the highest standards of scientific reasoning and academic ethics. To CM, science means to constantly rethink well-established ideas, to compare different theories and to back them with multiple lines of evidence. If you are interested in how we think about the world of science and how we conduct our data analysis, read our section Philosophy