Martin is a sociologist and – since 2018 – the Director of the STEM Institute for Empirical Research. He investigates the dynamic of societal changes and other issues, such as public opinion, quality of life, social cohesion and inequality. In the past, he led the Public Opinion Research Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CVVM). He obtained his PhD from Charles University specializing in the methodology of social science research.
In his free time he likes to read, play boardgames and LARPs and ponder what meals would be acceptable to every member of his household.