Curriculum Vitae


04/2015 – 01/2019 Doctoral program “Psychology” (Dr. rer. nat, summa cum laude), TU Chemnitz
Doctoral thesis: Load-inducing factors in instructional design: Process-related advances in theory and assessment [PDF]
Submitted: October 26, 2018
Defended: January 22, 2019
10/2012 – 12/2014 Master program “Human Factors” (M.Sc.), TU Berlin
Master thesis: Smart@load? Modeling interruption while using a Smartphone-app in alternating workload conditions [PDF]
04/2009 – 09/2012 Bachelor program “Psychology” (B.Sc.), University of Hagen
Bachelor thesis: Experimental induction of attention distraction within the seductive detail effect [PDF]
[Original title: Experimentelle Induktion beeinträchtigter Aufmerksamkeit im Kontext des seductive detail Effekts]
03/2008 – 03/2009 Vocational training program “Personal Coach”, European University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg
09/2002 – 01/2006 Diploma program “Inclusive Education” (Heilpädagogik), Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Bochum
Diploma thesis: “It’s easy to be a brother, but hard to be a sister?” – Gender-related perspectives on the situation of disabled childrens’ brothers and sisters [PDF]
[Original title: “Bruder sein das ist nicht schwer, Schwester sein dagegen sehr?” – Geschlechtsspezifische Betrachtungsweisen zur Situation von Geschwistern behinderter Kinder und Jugendlicher]

Professional positions

03/2020 – present Tenure-track professor / Head of department, Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems, University of Stuttgart
Supervised courses: Introduction to educational psychology, Digital media in the classroom, Digital media in vocational education, Didactics of computer science
11/2018 – 03/2020 Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen
04/2018 – 10/2018 Doctoral researcher, Psychology of Learning with Digital Media, TU Chemnitz
04/2017 – 10/2018 Junior lecturer, Psychology of Learning with Digital Media, TU Chemnitz
Supervised courses: Statistics, Scripting, Instructional psychology, Interactive learning media
09/2018 Visiting researcher, Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Modeling Group, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
04/2015 – 03/2018 Doctoral researcher, Interdisciplinary Research Training Group CrossWorlds (GRK 1780, funded by the German Research Foundation), TU Chemnitz
02/2018 Guest lecturer (Erasmus+ program), Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education, Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Supervised course: Designing conducive instructions in digital learning contexts – Insights into psychological foundations and current research
01/2015 – 03/2015 Researcher and lecturer, Cognitive Modeling in dynamic Human-Machine Systems, TU Berlin
Supervised course: Modeling and simulation in human-machine systems
01/2013 – 09/2014 Teaching assistant, Human-Machine Systems, TU Berlin
Supervised courses: Programming for psychologists, Robotics project, Interdisciplinary project in systems engineering, Exercise human-machine systems
09/2010 – 12/2010 Research intern, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
04/2009 – 06/2010 Lecturer, Vocational Training Center of the Bavarian Economy (bfz), Aschaffenburg
Supervised skills: Literacy, Fine motor control, Action planning
09/2006 – 12/2008 Pre-primary education professional in Germany and Switzerland

Scientific offices and involvement

06/2021 – present Member, Commission Expert group “AI and Data in Education and Training”, European Commission
03/2021 – present Member, SimTech Committee “Platform of Reflection”, Cluster of Excellence “Data-Integrated Simulation Science” (EXC 2075, funded by the German Research Foundation), University of Stuttgart
03/2021 – present Faculty member, Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science (SC SimTech), University of Stuttgart
02/2021 – present Spokesperson, Stuttgart Research Focus “Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems”, University of Stuttgart
09/2020 – 08/2021 Principal investigator, Interdisciplinary Research Training Group Soft Tissue Robotics in cooperation with the University of Auckland, New Zealand (GRK 2198, funded by the German Research Foundation), University of Stuttgart
07/2020 – present Associated faculty, International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS), Tübingen-Stuttgart
03/2020 – present Member of the section “Computer Science”, Professional School of Education, Stuttgart-Ludwigsburg
03/2020 – present Faculty member, Cyber Valley, Tübingen-Stuttgart
07/2019 – present National affiliate, LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen