Education

  • 2014-2018 PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Sorbonne University & École Normale Supérieure Paris, supervised by Julie Grèzes
    Graduate Program at École des Neurosciences Paris-Île de-France
  • 2007-2013 Diploma program in Psychology at University of Vienna
    Master thesis supervised by Eva-Maria Seidel & Claus Lamm
  • 2011 Exchange semester at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • 2003-2007 Conservatory of Vorarlberg, Violoncello, Feldkirch, Austria

Research Experience

  • 2020-now Postdoctoral researcher at the Computational Social Science lab by David Garcia at Complexity Science Hub, Medical University in Vienna & Graz University of Technology
  • 2019–2020 Senior researcher and project manager @ Open and Reproducible Research Group at Know-Center - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics, Graz
  • 2019 Independent researcher at the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education - IGDORE
  • 2014-2018 Doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience in the team of Julie Grèzes, École Normale Supérieure Paris
  • 2013-2014 Lab rotations during the first year of the ENP Doctoral program
    • Sexual cognition & homosexuality: Brain anatomy and the older brother-effect, École Normale Supérieure, with Franck Ramus
    • Integration of emotion and gaze cues during attention orienting (Intracranial EEG study), Brain & Spine Institute, with Nathalie George
    • Power posture effects on emotion discrimination, École Normale Supérieure, with Julie Grèzes
  • 2012 Internship (10 months) at the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit, University of Vienna, with Eva-Maria Seidel

Awards and Funding

  • 2021 Digital Humanism Project Grant: Emotional Misinformation - The Interplay of Emotion and Misinformation Spreading on Social Media. WWTF, Principal Investigator, Collaborators: Annie Waldherr & David Garcia, Amount 400k€
  • 2018 End of thesis scholarship (3 months) from the Department of Cognitive Science, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 7k€
  • 2013–2017 4 year PhD scholarship from École des Neurosciences Paris Île-de-France 150k€
  • 2013 Honorary certificate for excellent diploma thesis, Dr. Maria-Schaumayer-Stiftung, Austria
  • 2013 Nomination for the honorary prize in science and research 2013, Austrian ministry for science and research
  • 2007–2013 6 excellence scholarships from University of Vienna, 3.5k€
  • 2011 Joint Study scholarship from University of Vienna for an exchange semester in Montreal, Canada, 2k€

Professional and Scholarly Activities

  • Peer-review: Reviewer profile
    • Scientific Advances, Scientific Reports, Emotion, Plos One, Journal of Trial and Error
    • International Conference on Web Social Media, Network Science Society Conference, The Web Conference 2021 & 2022
    • Collaborative assessment of replicability & credibility of social science research at RepliCATS 2020 & 2021
  • Science outreach:
    • 2021: Emotionen und die Verbreitung von Falschinformationen, Vienna Art Week, talk & panel discussion.
    • 2020: Journalist interviews on Complexity Science (video), and collective emotions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak (example articles 1 & 2)
    • 2017: “La neurobiologie des relations”: Organizer and speaker of science communication event at Semaine du Cerveau 2017, Paris (Talk in French)
  • Event organization:
    • 2021: Conference session on Improving interdisciplinary peer review at SIPS
    • 2019 - 2021: Organizing symposia (No 31, 34, 35) for WISIA (Women in Science)
    • 2015-2016: ENP student representative. Event organization and communication: Scientific seminars, career events and social activities for PhD students
  • Policy consulting: Member of expert group for life quality and vulnerable subgroups during the COVID-19 pandemic, Think Austria, Future Operations Austria, March-October 2020

Professional Associations

  • Vice president of Women in Science – an Interdisciplinary Association - WISIA
  • Open Science:
    • Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science - SIPS
    • Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education - IGDORE
  • Board member of Effective Altruism community Austria: A social movement that uses evidence and reason to do the most good - Effective Altruism Global

Teaching & supervision

  • 2020-2022 Supervision or co-supervision of 2 PhD theses, 2 Master theses, internships of 8 Master students & 1 Bachelor student
  • 2021 2 day course on Digitalisation in Research with Jana Lasser, for PhD candidates & postdocs at Ludwig Boltzmann society and WU Executive Academy, Vienna (16h)
  • 2021 Lecturer on Computational Social Science, Cognitive Science Lecture Series, Cognitive Science Master, University of Vienna (4h)
  • 2015 - 2017 Co-Supervision of 2 Bachelor and 2 Master student interns during PhD
  • 2015-2016 Teaching assistant at École Normale Supérieure, Master for Cognitive Science (48h) in the courses Introduction to cognitive science and neuroscience & Improving scientific practices