I am a cognitive scientist and conduct research on rationality under radical uncertainty, a phenomenon in the intersection of psychology, economics, neuroscience and artificial intelligence, directly relevant for improving human and institutional decision-making in real life.
My undergraduate degree is in psychology from the University of Vienna, during which I conducted empirical research regarding questions of human behaviour change. During that time I also worked at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (AID) at the Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems (CEMSIIS) of the Medical University of Vienna, related to questions of persuasive technology ("captology") and decision support systems for impact evaluations.
As my graduate degree I visited the the MEi:CogSci programme. The Middle European interdisciplinary master’s programme in Cognitive Science (MEi:CogSci) is a joint master’s programme offered by the Comenius University in Bratislava, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, University of Ljubljana, and University of Vienna & Medical University of Vienna. During that time I:
During the time of my undergraduate studies I founded and managed a society focused on strategic thinking for social impact decisions ("Effective Altruism Austria"). I co-organized a monthly meetup called "Rationality Vienna", focused on economics, applied epistemology, artificial intelligence and scientific discourse more broadly. I also worked for various humanist organizations in the DACH region.
Most of my interests do not represent positions and opinions I identify with, but phenomena I am interested in thinking about. I am agnostic and flexible regarding my stands on them and my opinion is like a flag in the wind of good arguments and evidence.
Also many of my blog posts do not reflect my own standards of quality. If they would, I would never publish anything online. I try to produce minimal viable products that are readable and at least approximate my knowledge and opinion, to get ideas and input "out there".