Vita

Professional Experience and Employment

  • Postdoctoral research associate at the Chair for Teaching and Learning with Digital Media, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), since April 2023
  • Doctoral research associate at the Chair for Teaching and Learning with Digital Media, TUM School of Education, Technical University of Munich (TUM), May 2018 - April 2023

Education

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology, Technical University of Munich, Germany, May 2018 - April 2023 (Dissertation: “Scaffolding Self-Regulated Learning with Advanced Learning Technologies: Laying the Groundwork and Testing Effects of Personalized Scaffolds)
  • Master’s degree (M.Ed.) in Research in Teaching and Learning at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, October 2015- April 2018 (Thesis: “Metacognitive Prompting and Reading Behavior during Self-Regulated Learning”)
  • Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment at the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, April 2015 - July 2015
  • Certificate in the specialization area: “Autism”, at the Autism Resource Centre, Singapore, June 2012- November 2012
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Psychology at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, August 2007- September 2010

Course-related employments

  • Research assistant at the Chair for Teaching and Learning with Digital Media, TUM School of Education, October 2016- March 2018
  • Research assistant at the Psychological Assessment and Research Branch, and Technologies and Design for Learning Branch (Educational Technology Division) in the Ministry of Education, Singapore, September 2010- February 2011

Academic Roles & Memberships

Awards and Recognition

Promotionspreis 2023
The “Promotionspreis” (Prize for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations) is awarded by the Freunde der TUM e. V. (TUM Association of Alumni and Friends) for outstanding doctoral theses and dissertations.
Nominated by the School of Social Sciences and Technology for the prize and selected as one of the seven award winners for 2023 by the board of Freunde der TUM e. V. 

Kulturpreis Bayern 2023 - Dissertation
Nominated by the Graduate Center of the School of Social Sciences and Technology (1 nominee selected by the School) for the Kulturpreis Bayern 2023 (Bavarian Culture Prize) in the category of “University” that awards the best doctoral dissertations.
The “Kulturpreis Bayern” is awarded by the Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (StMWK - Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts) and Bayernwerk.

Certificate of Excellence in Teaching (2021)
Nomination for the “Preis für gute Lehre” (Prize for Excellence in Teaching), which is awarded by the Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (StMWK - Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts) to honor the best university instructors in Bavaria each year.
Awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Teaching in recognition of outstanding achievement in academic teaching and further professional development.

Teaching Activities

Instructor for the Master’s program: Research in Teaching and Learning
“Selected Issues in Educational Research” (2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2021/2022, 2022/2023)
“Planning and Implementation of Research Works in Classroom Research II” (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
"Active Reading Strategy" (2023/2024)

Supervision of theses and research internships

Lia Lissmann (2023, Bachelor Thesis: “Investigating how students learn with adaptive scaffolds in an online learning environment”)
Shayla Giap (2022, Master Thesis: “Adaptive Scaffolds to Support Students' Self-Regulated Learning in E-Learning Environments: a Systematic Review”)
Yi-Yen Huang (2022, Master Thesis: “Does Attention Relate to Performance? --The Eye Movement During Reading and Writing”; Internship Project: “Webcam-based eye tracking for field studies”)
Mahdi Gholami (2019/2020, Internship Project: “Automatic and computer-assisted content analysis of essays”)
Efthymia Petridou (2019, Internship Project: “Using mouse movements and eye tracking to investigate interaction with rapid assessment tasks”)