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.