About Me

Doctor of Science: Birds of a Feather Flock Together. Dissertation, University of Vienna

PhD studies at the University of Vienna, Austria

Master of Science:  Phytophilie, die positiven Auswirkungen von Grünpflanzen auf die kognitive           Leistungsfähigkeit. Master thesis, University of Vienna

University of Würzburg, Germany, Erasmus Student Exchange Program

University of Vienna, Austria. Studies in General Biology and Zoology

Ashtead, England, Cambridge Certificate for Proficiency in English

Matura (A-levels) HBLA for Economic Professions Spittal/Drau, Austria

born in Förolach

2003

2000 – 2003

2000

1998 – 1999

1194 – 2000

1993 – 1994

1993

1974

Education

List of Positions

List of Positions

since 2019

since 2019

since 2018​

since 2018​

since 2018​

since 2018​

since 2018​

2016 – 2017

since 2015

since 2015

since 2012

2012 – 2017

2013 – 2019

2010 – 2013

2006 – 2009

2005 – 2006

2003 – 2005

2000 – 2012

2000 – 2003

member of the scientific kuratorium of the European Forum Alpbach

member of the advisory board of the Seestadt Aspern, Vienna, Austria

member of the ethics committee, Danube University of Krems, Austria

lecturer at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria

lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

vice president of the International Society for Human Ethology

member of the scientific advisory board of METI Messaging ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence

professor for diversity, adaptability, and equality at the University of Ulm

Austrian desk chief of the Annals of Improbable Research

scientific director of Urban Human

tenured lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna

editor in chief for the Human Ethology Bulletin

senior researcher at the IFZ Interdisciplinary Research Center for Technology, Work and             Culture

researcher at the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna

senior researcher at the LBI for Urban Ethology

interim director of the LBI for Urban Ethology

researcher at the LBI for Urban Ethology

lecturer at the University of Vienna

PhD-project on friendships at the LBI for Urban Ethology

Research

since 2019

since 2019

since 2018​

since 2018​

since 2018​

since 2018​

since 2018​

2016 – 2017

since 2015

since 2015

since 2012

2012 – 2017

2013 – 2019

2010 – 2013

2006 – 2009

2005 – 2006

2003 – 2005

2000 – 2012

2000 – 2003

Research

since 2015

since 2009

since 2006​

since 2005​

2004 – 2012

2004 – 2006

2001 – 2007

2001 – 2007

since 2001

1999 – 2000

1999

1998

since 2015

since 2009

since 2006​

since 2005​

2004 – 2012

2004 – 2006

2001 – 2007

2001 – 2007

since 2001

1999 – 2000

1999

1998

Physiology and Behavior

Evolutionary Environmental Psychology

Evolutionary Aesthetics

Nonverbal Communication and Emotions

Simulation of Human Behavior 

The Determinants of Body Odor

Women’s Friendships

Gender Differences in Friendships

Evolutionary Gender Studies

Phytophilia – The Effect of Green Plants on Cognitive Efficiency

Decision-Making in Ants (Theodor-Boveri-Institute Würzburg)

Cultural Differences in Walking Speed 

Physiology and Behavior

Evolutionary Environmental Psychology

Evolutionary Aesthetics

Nonverbal Communication and Emotions

Simulation of Human Behavior 

The Determinants of Body Odor

Women’s Friendships

Gender Differences in Friendships

Evolutionary Gender Studies

Phytophilia – The Effect of Green Plants on Cognitive Efficiency

Decision-Making in Ants (Theodor-Boveri-Institute Würzburg)

Cultural Differences in Walking Speed 

Grants

Grants

2019 – 2020

 

2019

   

2018 – 2019 

2018 – 2019 

2017 – 2019

 

2016 – 2018

 

2013 – 2014

2010 – 2011

2009 – 2013 

2007 – 2009 

2007      

     

2005 – 2006

 

2005 – 2006 

FFG FemTech Forschungspraktikum HOLE

(duration 6 months, volume 6.800 €, PI)

FFG FemTech Forschungspraktikum MOVE
(duration 6 months, volume 6.800 €, PI)

FFG FemTech Forschungspraktikum HOVE
(duration 6 months, volume 6.800 €, PI)

SicherMobil funded by FFG
(duration 12 months, volume 199.000 €, group leader)

Qualifizierungsnetzwerk Humanwissenschaften und Bautechnik  funded by FFG
(duration 24 months, volume 628,568 € group leader)

Gender Equality in Multisensual Rail Vehicles funded by FFG
(duration 36 months, volume 293,000 € group leader)

MUSE Multisensual Rail Vehicles funded by Wiener Linien
(duration 10 months, volume 50,000 € PI)

The evolutionary psychology of crowd behavior funded by yellowfish AG
 (duration 3 months, volume 5000 €, PI)

VANAHEIM (EC-grant FP7 large scale integrating No 248907)
(duration 3.5 years, volume 3,717,989 € senior researcher) 

WikiVienna funded by Wiener Wissenschafts- und Technologiefonds (WWTF)
No. CI06 025 (duration 2 years, volume 390,000 €, group leader)

Environmental Aesthetics funded by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Inc.
(duration 2 months, volume 20,000 €, PI)

Unique signature detection project (ARO grant DAAD19-03-1-0215)
(duration 1 year, 131,189 €, researcher)

 Emotionality in car fronts funded by EFS consulting 
(duration 1 year, volume 33,200 €, PI) 

Teaching

at the University of Vienna

at the University of Vienna

Teaching

since 2016   

since 2016   

2013 – 2017 

since 2010   

since 2010  

2010 – 2013 

since 2009   

since 2008   

since 2007    

2005 – 2013 

2005 – 2013 

2005    

2005 – 2013 

2005 –2013  

since 2004    

since 2004    

since 2003    

2003 - 2010  

2001 – 2003 

Practical Course: Behavioural Biology

Practical Course: Behavioural Physiology

Practical Course: Neurobiology - Visual Systems

Lecture: Methods in Behavior Research

Lecture: Introduction to Behavior Research 

Seminar: Advanced students in human ethology 

Seminar: Evolution of the sexes 

Practical Course: The behavior of animals 

Lecture: Interdisciplinary lecture cognitive science 

Practical Course: Behavior analysis II 

Seminar:Human Ethological Seminar 

Lecture: Introduction to Human Ethology 

Practical Course: Human Ethology 

Project Practical Course: Human Ethology 

Seminar: Gender Studies 

Lecture: Gender Studies 

Lecture: Urban Ethology 

Seminar: Presentation Techniques

Teaching Assistant

at other institutions

since 2016   

since 2016   

2013 – 2017 

since 2010   

since 2010  

2010 – 2013 

since 2009   

since 2008   

since 2007    

2005 – 2013 

2005 – 2013 

2005    

2005 – 2013 

2005 –2013  

since 2004    

since 2004    

since 2003    

2003 - 2010  

2001 – 2003 

Practical Course: Behavioural Biology

Practical Course: Behavioural Physiology

Practical Course: Neurobiology - Visual Systems

Lecture: Methods in Behavior Research

Lecture: Introduction to Behavior Research 

Seminar: Advanced students in human ethology 

Seminar: Evolution of the sexes 

Practical Course: The behavior of animals 

Lecture: Interdisciplinary lecture cognitive science 

Practical Course: Behavior analysis II 

Seminar:Human Ethological Seminar 

Lecture: Introduction to Human Ethology 

Practical Course: Human Ethology 

Project Practical Course: Human Ethology 

Seminar: Gender Studies 

Lecture: Gender Studies 

Lecture: Urban Ethology 

Seminar: Presentation Techniques

Teaching Assistant

since 2016   

since 2016   

2013 – 2017 

since 2010   

since 2010  

2010 – 2013 

since 2009   

since 2008   

since 2007    

2005 – 2013 

2005 – 2013 

2005    

2005 – 2013 

2005 –2013  

since 2004    

since 2004    

since 2003    

2003 - 2010  

2001 – 2003 

since 2019   

since 2019    

since 2019

 

since 2019    

since 2018    

2018    

2016 – 2017 

2016 – 2017 

2017   

2018   

2013    

2011    

2010

2010 

2009   

 

2008   

2008   

 

2008    

 

2008

2004-09    

2007-09   

2005    

2003     

Lecture “Building for People” Technical University of Vienna (Joint lecture, Lead Azra Korjenic)

Lecture “Ethics in Technology” Technical University of Vienna (Joint lecture, Lead Hermann Knoflacher)

Lecture and Discussion “Homo urbanus – evolutionary considerations for the city of the future” University for Applied Arts, Vienna 

Lecture and Discussion “Brain and Behaviour” University for Applied Arts, Vienna

Lecture “Global Challenges – Digitisation and Urbanisation” University for Applied Arts, Vienna

Lecture “Public Transport” Technical University of Vienna (Joint lecture, Lead Norbert Ostermann)

Seminar: Sex and Gender in Human Technology Interaction, University of Ulm

Lecture: Biological Sex – Potential and Limitations in Cognitive Gender Studies, University of Ulm

Seminar: Barrier free is also gender inclusive

IK 2018 Günne, Lake Möhne, Germany

SweCog Seminar at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Spatial Anthropology at the Danube University Krems

SweCog Summer School at Mullsjö, Sweden (Gender differences in behavior, Olfactory communication, Biophilia)

 IK 2010  Günne, Lake Möhne, Germany: “Creating believable game characters”

Summer School of the International Society for Human Ethology in Maine: “Observational Methods in Research on Emotional Expressions“

Neurobiology Summer School at the Faculty of Life Sciences in Vienna, Workshop “Motions and Emotions”

Visiontrain Thematic school on Computational and Neuro-physiological Models for Visual Perception (Les Houches). “Video Observation and Analysis Tools: The Do's and the Dont's“ 

Summer school of GK Emotions of the University of Würzburg in Plankstetten: Biopsychology of Emotions. “Pheromones and odors and emotions”

Die Evolution der Kommunikation. Interne Fortbildung von PPC Training. 

Basic course in ethology, W@lz, Wiener Lernzentrum

Summer school in human behavior research at the Department of Anthropology, LBI for Urban Ethology, Vienna

Interdisziplinäres Kolleg (Günne), Real, Mental and Virtual Space. “Urban Ethology”

Summer academy for highly talented pupils, Dept. of Anthropology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna

Awards

2018

2018

2015

2013

Österreichischer Kabarettpreis, Publikumspreis (with the Science Busters)

Salzburger Stier (with the Science Busters)

Ig Nobel Prize for Mathematics 

Dolores Award of the Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Chirurgie Deutschlands

Awards

Memberships

International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) www.ishe.org 

European Human Behavior and Evolution Association (EHBEA) www.ehbea.com 

Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) www.hbes.com 

European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics (EUCogII) www.eucognition.org

WIMEN Women in Mobility Research in Vienna www.wimen.org 

Innovation Lab “GrünStattGrau” www.gruenstattgrau.at

Memberships

Reviewer

Reviewer

Frontiers in Science

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships

Biological Psychiatry

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 

The Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology

European Commission

Research Council of Canada

European Journal of Personality

Personality and Individual Differences

Other Activities

Member of the UniNetz SDG 11 

MC of the Science Slam at the University of Ulm 2017

Article Editor for Sage Open

Host for the 2017 Jahrestagung der MVE Liste, Ulm, Germany

Member of the Science Cabaret “Science Busters” www.sciencebusters.at since 2016

Ambassador for the Vienna Science Ball 2016 

Austrian Desk Chief for the Annals of Improbable Research AIR since 2016

Wiener Forschungsfest 2013 in collaboration with Wiener Linien

Host for the 2012 Conference of the International Society for Human Ethology in Vienna, Austria

Outreach Officer of the European Human Behavior and Evolution Association (EHBEA) 2010-2012

Trustee of the International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) 2010-2012

Associate Editor of the Human Ethology Bulletin (during its conversion into a peer-reviewed online journal) 2010-2012

Wiener Forschungsfest (2010) Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology

Organization of the Symposium “Ein Fest für die Humanethologie” (2010)

Member of the communications Committee for the Conference of the International Society for Human Ethology in Madison (2010)

Organization of the Symposium “Homo oeconomicus” at the University of Vienna (2009)

Member of the Program Committee for the Summer School of the International Society for Human Ethology in Maine (2009)

Organization of the Symposium in honor of Prof. Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt’s 80th birthday, in collaboration with John Dittami, Karl Grammer, Astrid Jütte, Bernd Lötsch and Christian Ehalt (2008)

Summer School in Human Behavior Research 2008 “Behavior Simulation”, in collaboration with Karl Grammer (2008)

Organization of the Neurobiology Summer School “Sensory Systems: From Receptor Cells to Cognition”, in collaboration with Axel Schmidt (2008)

Organization of the lecture series “The Evolution of Social Cognition” at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, in collaboration with Ludwig Huber & Karl Grammer (2007)

Summer School in Human Behavior Research 2007 “Nonverbal Communication”, in collaboration with Karl Grammer (2007)

Annual presentations at the Brainweek organized by the University of Vienna, communicating recent findings to pupils (since 2005)

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