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Excellence students

Yearly, we offer 10 outstanding Master's students the opportunity to join the IAS research community and work on their final thesis at the IAS. The best and most original thesis will be awarded with a prize.

IAS excellence students 2019

For the academic year 2018-2019 the following Master's students have been selected, based on academic track record, motivation and thesis topic:

  • Eva Abels, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Control of heart rhythm by the brain: the impact of stress-induced reductions in amygdala and hippocampus GABA on cardiac electrophysiology (BrainBeatS)
  • Julia Anten, Computational Science
    Causal mapping of major depression in complexity modelling
  • Bas Chatel, Computational Science
    Causal mapping of major depression in complexity modelling
  • Mario Giulianelli, Artificial Intelligence
    Linguistic phenomena of homophily and alignment in public conversations
  • Natalie Anne Kastel, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Revolutionizing education through complexity theory
  • Fiona Lipperta, Computational Science
    Information dissipation in criminal networks
  • Sofia Orellana, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Longitudinal functional network changes in glioma patients
  • David Santamaría Legarda, Logic and Mathematics
    Theory of classes
  • Simone Schneider, Cultural Sociology
    Paying for erotic online intimacy. Motivations and gratifications of consumers of adult webcam performances