Welcome

A warm welcome to my website! I am a tenure-track professor at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, spokesperson of the Stuttgart Research Focus “Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems” (SRF IRIS), head of the Department of Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems, and co-director of the Artificial Intelligence Software Academy (AISA). My team and I are part of the Cyber Valley ecosystem, Europe‚Äôs largest AI research consortium. At the interdisciplinary intersection of psychology, education and computer science, we combine cognitive theories on instructional design with psychological methods and algorithms from artificial intelligence to enhance teaching and learning. Ongoing and evolving research projects cover basic and applied perspectives related to underlying cognitive processes, learner characteristics, and context factors. They involve, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Modeling and simulation of human cognition with cognitive and connectionist approaches
  • Advanced statistical models of cross-section and longitudinal data (including multilevel models, time series, structural equation models)
  • Assessment and modeling of distraction, interruption and attention control in applied contexts
  • Design and implementation of adaptive tutoring systems based on learning analytics and cognitive psychology
  • Multimodal assessment of cognitive load by secondary tasks, speech, eye and mouse tracking, and physiological parameters
  • Modeling effects of individual characteristics in human-computer interaction (e.g., affinity for technology, age, gender, special needs)
  • Reverse-engineering of cognitive mechanisms of critically reflecting on intelligent systems (within the SRF IRIS)

Feel free to get in contact with me if you are interested in my research or want to work with me!