Short Profile

I'm a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Psychology and Neuroscience at The Ohio State University. My areas of interest are: Model-Based Cognitive (and Social-Cognitive) Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry.

I am working with Prof. Trish Van Zandt, Prof. Eugene L. Arnold, Prof. Roger Ratcliff and others.

After conducting research and gaining knowledge in Experimental and Behavioral Economics at the University of Zurich with Prof. Roberto Weber and Prof. Ernst Fehr, I became interested in unraveling the interaction of the underlying cognitive, motivational and neural mechanisms that shape an individual’s behavior.

I am driven to pursue a model-based approach to understand body-mind interactions of behavior (in non-social and social settings). I am currently focusing on cognitive concepts such as cognitive flexibility, attention and impulsivity.

I am driven to provide a complementing perspective in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, autism and related disorders by emphasizing the examination of individual differences, considering different phenotypes of a disease as well as linking biomedical, neuronal and behavioral measures using computational models.


  • Applying the Diffusion Model (DDM), in conjunction with machine learning, to the Neuropsychological Test Performances in an ADHD sample from the MTA study

  • Emotional Face Recognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - a cognitive computational modeling view

  • The effects of stress on visuo-spatial attention and social decision making

Current Projects


  • November (2020): Check out my videos about computational modeling and computational psychiatry on youtube 

  • December (2020): Press release of my latest publication in Psychological Bulletin (how can we improve neurocognitive testing using computational models?): Link

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