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Following our call for proposals, we have selected nine Master's students to join the IAS research community and work on their final thesis at the institute. The best and most original thesis will be awarded with a prize.

For the academic year 2019-2020 the following Master's students have been selected, based on academic track record, motivation and thesis topic:

  • Nicholas Burman, Comparative Cultural Analysis
    "Urban Ambience"
  • Bea Caesar, Art Studies
    "Corte Malandra and performances of resistance. Memory, agency and spatialization"
  • Maike Dahrendorf, Psychology
    "Using idiosyncratic networks to identify early warning signals for depression"
  • Marianne de Heer Kloots, Artificial Intelligence and Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    "Between sound and meaning in neural networks"
  • Izabele Jonušaitė, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    "Attitude Dynamics as Bayesian Belief-updating Under Active Inference"
  • Lea Lösch, Social Science
    "The social representations of the placebo effect"
  • Jan Schröter, Computational Science
    "Socio-economic impacts of urban morphologies using complex systems methodology"
  • Esra Solak, Computational Science
    "An SD Model for the Dynamic Interaction between Disease Progression and Accelerated Aging in Persons with Alzheimer's Disease"
  • Dirk Zomerdijk, Computational Science
    "Agent-based model for the functioning of society as a system of individuals of different socio-economic positions leading to status anxiety"