My research interests revolve around quantitative psychology and emotion research. I have a particular interest in the use of machine learning in the context of psychological questions. For my bachelor's thesis, I explored the creation and evaluation of emotion films with children aged 8 to 11 years. During my master's studies, I developed an automatic emotion recognition system named AFFECT. In creating AFFECT, I utilized various international data sets with different ethnicities to train a multilayer neural network. Currently, my research focus is on the further development and testing of AFFECT and the exploration of the dimensionality of emotional representations.
Since February 1, 2023, I have been a doctoral candidate at the Center for Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. This position is part of the doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) in Berlin, under the supervision of Timo von Oertzen. In 2020, I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich and, in 2021, my master's degree from the same institution.