Professional Experience

Since 3/2014

Junior Professor Research Methods in Psychology & Computational Cognitive Modelling

Institute for General Psychology, Biopsychology, and Methods of Psychology, Technical University, Dresden

See also the Junior Research Group Dynamics of Cognition

5/2011 - 2/2014

Researcher

General Psychology Lab of Prof. Dr. Thomas Goschke, Institute for General Psychology, Biopsychology, and Methods of Psychology, Technical University, Dresden

11/2010 - 05/2011

Parental time

Education

03/2006 - 10/2010

PhD Student/ Researcher

General Psychology Lab of Prof. Dr. Thomas Goschke, Institute for General Psychology, Biopsychology, and Methods of Psychology, Technical University, Dresden

Dissertation : Making Decisions under conflict with a continuous mind: from micro to macro timescales
Dispuation: 10/2010, Dr. rer. nat., Predicate: Summa cum laude

10/2002 - 02/2006

University Osnabrück

Master Program Cognitive Science, Minor Psychology
Degree: MSc. Cognitive Science

Masters Thesis : Neural Synchronization in the Crossmodal Integration of Camouflage Pictures and Sounds

(an EEG-Study, supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter König and Prof. Dr. Andreas Engel)

10/1998 - 07/2002

Fachhochschule Furtwangen

Computer Science in Media
Degree: Dipl. Inf.

1988 - 1997

Dientzenhofer Gymnasium, Bamberg

Degree: Abitur

Awards

04/2011

Best dissertation
Dissertationspreis der Fachgruppe Allgemeine Psychologie (FGAP) der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie.
1. Platz

2010

Best evaluated seminar "Dynamic Patterns of Human Behavior"
Fachschaftsrat Psychologie of Technische Universität Dresden

Grants & Funding Programs

since 11/2012

Rearch grant for the project "The Continuous Goal Dynamics of Cognitive Control: Merging Behavioral Experiments and Dynamic Field Modeling"
by the DFG

since 10/2006

Member of the "European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, and the Humanities" of the Volkswagen Foundation.
Grant for a pilot project on Irrationality, Metastability, and Dynamic Systems in Decision Making"

11/2000 - 08/2005

Participant of the Siemens Student Program TOPAZ

Studies abroad

04/2004 - 08/2004

Research Internship at the Social Cognition Lab of Dr. Halberstadt, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

(Performing an Experiment about Reasons Analysis and the Affective Modulation of Cognition)

Teaching

since 2013

Vorlesung "Einführung in die Psychologie" & "Versuchsplanung" für Bachelor Studierende
Lecture "Introduction to research methods" & "Experimental Design", BSc. Psychology

since 2013

Seminar "Advanced Statistical Methods & Modelling" für Master Studierende
An introduction to cognitive modelling and advanced statistical methods for master students of the "Cognitive Affective Neuroscience" Master program

2011 - 2013

Experimentalpsychologisches Praktikum
A practical introduction to empirical psychological research

2010/2011

Psychologie der Emotionen
An introduction to theories and current research about emotion for future teachers.

2009/2010

Dynamische Muster menschlichen Verhaltens
(Dynamic Patterns of Human Behavior)
An introduction to dynamic systems concepts & methods and their application in psychological empirical research.

2009

Psychologie der Emotionen
An introduction to theories and research about emotion for future teachers.

2008/2009

Emotion & Motivation
An introduction to theories and research about emotion and motivation for future teachers.

2007 + 2008

Brain Reading: moderne Methoden der Neurowissenschaften
An introduction to empirical brain research for computer scientists
In Collaboration with Antje Petzold

2007

Dynamische Strukturen: Die Selbstorganisation von Gehirn und Verhalten
(Dynamic Patterns: The Selforganization of Brain and Behaviour)
An introduction to dynamical systems theory for psychologists.
In Collaboration with Maja Dshemuchadse