Dominik Straub M.Sc.
Psychologie der Informationsverarbeitung
After studying psychology and computer science in Darmstadt and working in the Psychology of Information Processing lab as a resarch assistant, I decided to stay and join the lab as a PhD student in 2019.
I am interested in probabilistic models of perception and action in naturalistic sequential tasks. To understand the uncertainties, intrinsic costs of behavior, and subjective internal models involved in these tasks, I use computational modeling techniques including inverse optimal control and Bayesian inference.
Presentations and Publications
- Straub, D., Schultheis, M., Koeppl, H., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2023). Probabilistic inverse optimal control with local linearization for non-linear partially observable systems. arXiv preprint arXiv:2303.16698.
- Zhao, H., Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2023). People learn a two-stage control for faster locomotor interception. Psychological Research, 1-20.
- Tatai, F., Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. (2023). People use Newtonian physics in intuitive sensorimotor decisions under risk. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 45, No. 45).
- Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2022). Putting perception into action with inverse optimal control for continuous psychophysics. Elife, 11, e76635.
- Schultheis, M., Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2021). Inverse optimal control adapted to the noise characteristics of the human sensorimotor system. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 34, 9429-9442.
- Zhao, H., Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2021). How do people steer a car to intercept a moving target: Interceptions in different environments point to one strategy. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(10), 1686-1696.
- Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2021). Looking for image statistics: active vision with avatars in a naturalistic virtual environment. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 641471.
- Zhao, H., Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2019). The visual control of interceptive steering: How do people steer a car to intercept a moving target?. Journal of vision, 19(14), 11-11.
|Summer 2023||Statistical modeling for cognitive science|
|Winter 2022/23||Statistical modeling for psychology|
|Summer 2022||Statistical modeling for cognitive science|
|Summer 2022||Computer-based data analysis|
|Winter 2021/22||Statistical modeling for psychology|
|Summer 2021||Experimental psychology practice|
|Summer 2021||Statistical modeling for cognitive science|
|Winter 2020/21||Cognitive science MSc project|
|Summer 2020||Experimental psychology practice|
|Summer 2020||Statistical modeling for cognitive science|
Tobias Niehues – Approximate Bayesian Inference of Parametric Cost Functions in Continuous Decision-Making
Fabian Tatai – Shooting pucks at targets for money: Economic and sensorimotor decision making during physical object interactions
Lukas Maninger – Predicting human similarity judgments with normalizing flows
Anna-Maria Kugler – An investigation of optimality in sensorimotor actions