Neuroscience of Messages Lab (Department of Communication)
Center for Avatar Research and Immersive Social Media Applications (Carismalab) Department of Communication
College of Communication Arts and Sciences @ MSU
Neuroscience Program @ MSU
Cognitive Science Program @ MSU
Michigan State University
Diploma University of Konstanz, Germany
Postdoctoral Researcher, Communication Neuroscience Lab, Annenberg School for Communication & Penn Complex Systems Group, Penn School of Engineering; Fellow, Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, USA (2015-2016)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Schupp Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany (2009-2014)
Predoctoral fellow, Schupp Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany (2005-2009)
Laboratory Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany (2001-2005)
2020 NCA Top Paper Awards, National Communication Association (Social Cognition Division)
2017-2020 ICA Top Paper Awards, International Communication Association, Information Systems, Communication Science & Biology
2013 Positionsreferat “Schnell und unmittelbar: Intuitive Risikowahrnehmung und -kommunikation aus einer neurowissenschaftlichen Perspektive”, DGPS (German Psychological Society) Annual Meeting, Bochum, Germany
2011 Associated fellow, Zukunftskolleg Uni Konstanz (Mentorship-Programme)
2010 Visiting Researcher, Hasson Lab, Princeton University, USA
2009 Schmieder-Foundation Prize for Advances in Research on Neurological Rehabiliation
2009 Tursky-Award of the Society for Psychophysiological Research
2005 VEUK-Award for best Psychology Diploma
I speak German, English, and have expert knowledge in languages Latin and (ancient) Greek, which are considered dead languages, yet nevertheless continue to be useful tools for communication and comprehension.
I am a convinced pythonista, a convert from Matlab. I also have basic skills in html, some VB, and JS.
I am using a Mac, some PC, but I wished I were a Linux user and I flirt with this system about once per year.
I have a minor in stats and basic skills in machine learning, including the so-called deep versions. I know what AI is and try to apply it in my work (using e.g. keras, tf, and other tools for vision and NLP analytics), but as a psychologist by training I also understand very well what skills current AI is lacking to deserve the “I”.