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 Effects of a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention on hippocampal neurometabolism in young healthy adults – A 7T MRS study
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
Prize winners 2019
The selection committee decided to award three students a prize:
Eva Abels received a 500 euro cash prize for her thesis "Effects of a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention on hippocampal neurometabolism in young healthy adults – A 7T MRS study." The selection committee praised Eva for the massive amount of work she has done and her excellent reporting;
Sofia Orellana was awarded the opportunity to present her work at the International Conference on Computational Science next year (ICCS 2020). The selection committee specifically praised the novelty of her thesis: "Detecting Cascading Network Failure in Glioma: Developing a novel metric for failure assessment".
Fiona Lippert received a book for her rigorous work on "Information Dissipation in Criminal Networks".