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Cognitive Modeling in dynamic Human-Machine SystemsSabine Prezenski


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Dr. rer. nat. Sabine Prezenski (Dipl.-Psych.)


Researcher/ Lecturer


Marchstr. 23
10587 Berlin
Room: MAR 3.070



Tel: +49 30 315 29628


Projectleader: AVALANCHE


Research interests

  • Decision-Making in High-Risk Settings
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Companion Systems
  • Cognitive modeling (ACT-R)
  • Usability
  • Mobile Interaction
  • Neuropsychological methods (EEG)


Curriculum Vitae


  • Dissertation: "Interactive Learning of Dynamic Systems: "A Cognitive Modeling Approach to Mental Model Building and Updating." Defence on 29th of November 2018. Video of Defence Talk
  • Psychology (Diploma), Free University Berlin Thesis: "Continuous exclusion during a game of Cyberball- A single trial study"

Working experience

  • Visiting Associate Fellow with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University Wollongong in Australien (WS 2017/18)
  • Research assistant/ lecturer, Cognitive Modelling in Dynamic Human-Machine-Systems, Berlin Institute of Technoloy (since 04/2013)
  • Student assistant, Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology, Free University Berlin (02/2009 - 09/2011)
  • Intern at Daimler AG, Research & Advanced Engineering/Mindlab (02/2009 - 04/2009)
  • Student assistant at Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (Babylab) (07/2007 - 07/2008)


Teaching Experience

  • Human Factors Engineering (E-Learning), TU Berlin (WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018)
  • Human Factors Engineering, TU Berlin (WS 2016/17, WS 2015/16, WS 2013/14) 
  • Decision-Making in Real-World Settings, TU Berlin (SS 2017)
  • Tutorial biological psychology, FU Berlin (SS 2011)
  • Introduction to cognitive modelling, TU Berlin (SS 2019 SS 2018 SS 2017 SS 2016, SS 2014, SS 2013)
  • Cognitive Systems, TU Berlin (SS 2019)



ISSW 2018, Innsbruck, Austria "Designing a wearable persuasive avalanche warning system"(10/2018)

DGPS 2018, Frankfurt, Germany- Symposium zu Ehren von Dietriech Dörner: “To what extent can ACT-R models address Complex Problem Solving?” (09/2018)

HLAI/BICA 2018, Prag, Czech Republic: “Modeling Individual Strategies in Dynamic Decision-making with ACT-R: A Task Toward Decision-making Assistance in HCI” (08/2018). Video of presentation

Second Workshop on Persuasive Technology and Society, Wollongong, Australia:“Developing a Personalized Persuasive Avalanche Warning System” (11/2017)

ICCM 2017, London, UK: “Implementing Mental Model Updating in ACT-R“ (07/2017)

VISIGRAPP/HUCAPP 2017, Porto, Portugal: "Predictive Cognitive Modelling of Applications" (02/2017)

KOGWIS 2016, Bremen, Germany: “ACT-R Workshop” (10/2016)

KOGWIS 2014, Tübingen, Germany: “Introduction to Cognitive Modelling with ACT-R” (10/2014)

COGNITIVE 2014, Venice, Italy: “Combining Formalized Cognitive Theory (ACT-R) And EEG-Data Is A
Milestone Towards A Comprehensive Understanding of Human Information Processing.” (05/2014)

COGNITIVE 2014, Venice, Italy: “ACT-R Meets Usability” (05/2014)


Models and Tools

1. cognitive models

      related publication

2. Tools

Automated Usability Predictition:


Causes of Psychological Reactance in Human-Computer Interaction - A Literature Review and Survey
Citation key prezenski2017d
Author Ehrenbrink, P. and Prezenski, S.
Title of Book Proceedings of the 35th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2017)
Year 2017
ISBN 978-1-4503-5256-7/17/09
DOI 10.1145/3121283.3121304
Note electronic
Publisher ACM
Link to publication Download Bibtex entry


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