Employment Education Grants Experience

Further information about my research and experience can be found on my pages on teaching and supervision, research projects, collaborations, and publications.

Employment   

since 01.2014

Postdoctoral researcher, Center of Excellence: Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC), University of Bielefeld. Projects: THE - The Hand Embodied (EU FP7) and GoToGoal (CITEC).

01.2011 - 04.2014

Postdoctoral researcher (PI) on own DFG project ELAPS: Embodied Latency Adaptation and the Perception of Simultaneity. Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Bielefeld.

09.2008 - 12.2010

Postdoctoral researcher, Multisensory Perception and Action Group (Marc O. Ernst), Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen.

05.2008 - 08.2008

JSPS Short Term Postdoctoral Fellow, Ikegami Lab: Complex Systems and Artificial Life. University of Tokyo, Japan.

Education   

10.2004 - 04.2008

D.Phil. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR), University of Sussex, UK.

09.2006 - 01.2007

ERASMUS research stay, Groupe Suppléance Perceptive (GSP), Technical University of Compiègne (UTC), France.

10.2003 - 09.2004

M.Sc. in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (with distinction), University of Sussex, UK.

10.2000 - 09.2003

B.Sc. in Cognitive Science (with distinction), University of Osnabrück, Germany.

02.2003 - 09.2003

Student researcher (internship + B.Sc. project) Intelligent Dynamical Systems Group (InDy) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS) in St. Augustin, Germany.

07.2002 - 01.2003

Semester abroad, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

09.1999 - 07.2000

General Studies (Studium Generale). Leibniz Kolleg, Tübingen, Germany.

Awards and grants   

01.2011 - 12.2013

DFG Grant ELAPS: Embodied Latency Adaptation and the Perception of Simultaneity (Eigene Stelle)

07.2009 - 03.2010

Internal project grant: Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), Tübingen (awarded but not taken up): Touching One's Own Fake Hand

05.2008 - 08.2008

JSPS Short Term Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Ikegami Lab, University of Tokyo, Japan.

10.2004 - 09.2007

Teaching Assistantship for doctorate students by the School of Science and Technology, University of Sussex.

10.2003 - 09.2004

EPSRC scholarship (study fees) for the M.Sc. Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems at the University of Sussex.

01.2003

MLP-Award for Excellence in Studies, University of Osnabrück.

09.2002 - 12.2003

Semester Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a semester abroad in Costa Rica.

Skills and Experience   

Topics

Sensorimotor delays, multisensory integration, perception and action, sensorimotor adaptation, time perception, sense of agency and body ownership, embodiment.

Methods
  • Behavioural experiments (human psychophysics, multisensory perception, motor control, sensorimotor adaptation and skill-learning)
  • Virtual Reality and multisensory interfaces
  • Computational modelling (ideal observer models, agent control models, simulation models)
  • Various programming languages and methods (e.g., neural networks, physics simulations, Open GL, genetic algorithms, artificial intelligence, C, C++, Java, Matlab).
Organisational Involvement
  • Organisation of the annual retreats of the Cognitive Neuroscience Department University of Bielefeld, 2012 and 2013.
  • Organising committee of the first, second, and third CNRS summer school Enaction and Cognitive Science (2006-2008, various locations in France).
  • Co-organisation of the Workshop on Agency in Natural and Artificial Systems, 11.-12.07.2008 in Kyoto, Japan.
  • Co-organiser of The Cyborg Experiment at the Cheltenham Festival of Science 2005.
Editing

Journal Reviewing

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, Adaptive Behavior, Algorithms, Attention Perception & Psychophysics, Avant, Cognition, Consciousness and Cognition, Developmental Science, European Journal of Neuroscience, Experimental Brain Research, Interaction Studies, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Perception and Performance, Journal of Neuroscience, Multisensory Research, Neuropsychologia, Perception, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS ONE.

Grant Reviewing

Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Conference Reviewing

Eurohaptics 2014, European Conference on Artificial Life (2011 Workshop on Artificial Autonomy), Haptics Symposium 2014.

Languages

German (native), English (native level), Spanish (fluent), French (fluent), Japanese (beginner).