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Dissertations Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication


78  Jan de Wit ‒ I like the way you move: Robots that gesture, and their potential as second language tutors for children.  Supervisors: Emiel Kamer and Paul Vogt, 28 January 2022.


77  Charlotte Out ‒ Does emotion shape language? Studies on the influence of affective state on interactive language production.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Martijn Goudbeek, 16 December 2021.

76  Janneke van der Loo ‒ Mastering the art of academic writing: Comparing the effectiveness of observational learning and learning by doing.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Marije van Amelsvoort, 1 December 2021.

75  Tess van der Zanden ‒ Language use and impression formation: The effects of linguistic cues in online dating profiles.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer, Maria Mos and Alexander Schouten, 22 October 2021.

74  Julie Han ‒ Chinese tones: Can you listen with your eyes? The influence of visual information on auditory perception of Chinese tones.  Supervisors: Marc Swerts, Maria Mos and Martijn Goudbeek, 18 June 2021.

73  Nadine Braun ‒ Affective words and the company they keep: Investigating the interplay of emotion and language.  Supervisors: Emiel Kahmer and Martijn Goudbeek, 29 March 2021.

72  Chrissy Cook ‒ Everything you never wanted to know about trolls: An interdisciplinary exploration of the who’s, what’s, and why’s of trolling in online games.  Supervisors: Juliette Schaafsma and Marjolijn Antheunis, 22 January 2021.

71  Alain Hong ‒ Women in the lead: Gender, leadership emergence, and negotiation behavior from a social role perspective.  Supervisors: Juliette Schaafsma and Per van der Wijst, 3 June 2020.

70  Debby Damen ‒ Taking perspective in communication: Exploring what it takes to change perspectives.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer, Marije van Amelvoort and Per van der Wijst, 4 November 2020.


69  Véronique Verhagen ‒ Illuminating variation: Individual differences in entrenchment of multi-words units.  Supervisors: Ad Backus, Maria Mos and Joost Schilperoord, 10 January 2020.


68  Phoebe Mui ‒ The many faces of smiling: Social and cultural factors in the display and perception of smiles.  Supervisors: Marc Swerts and Martijn Goudbeek, 18 December 2019.

67  Ákos Kádár ‒ Learning visually grounded and multilingual representations.  Supervisors: Erik Postma, Afra Alishahi and Grzegorz Chrupala, 13 November 2019.


66  Francesco Di Giacomo ‒ Metacasanova: A high-performance meta-compiler for domain-specific languages.  Supervisors: Pieter Spronck, Agostino Cortesi and Erik Postma, 19 November 2018.

65  Yu Gu ‒ Automatic emotion recognition from Mandarin speech.  Supervisors: Erik Postma, Jaap van den Herik and Hai-Xiang Lin, 28 November 2018.

64  Thiago Castro Ferreira ‒ Advances in natural language generation: Generating varied outputs from semantic inputs. 
Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Sander Wubben, 19 September 2018.

63  Yan Gu ‒ Chinese hands of time: The effects of language and culture on temporal gestures and spatio-temporal reasoning.  Supervisors: Marc Swerts, Marieke Hoetjes and Rein Cozijn, 5 June 2018.

62  Bart Joosten ‒ Detecting social signals with spatiotemporal Gabor filters.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Erik Postma, 29 June 2018.

61  Ingrid Masson Carro ‒ Handmade: On the cognitive origins of gestural representations.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Martijn Goudbeek, 25 June 2018.

60  Nanne van Noord ‒ Learning visual representations of style.  Supervisors: Erik Postma and Max Louwerse, 16 May 2018.

59  Lieke van Maastricht ‒ Second language prosody: Intonation and rhythm in production and perception.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Marc Swerts, 9 May 2018.

58  Emmelyn Croes ‒ Meeting face-to-face online: The effects of video-mediated communication on relationship formation.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer, Marjolijn Antheunis and Alexander Schouten, 28 March 2018.

57  Mariana Serras Pereira ‒ A multimodal approach to children’s deceptive behavior.  Supervisors: Marc Swerts and Suleman Shahid, 10 January 2018.


56  Sylvia Huwaë ‒ Different cultures, different selves? Suppression of emotions and reactions to transgressions across cultures.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Juliette Schaafsma, 11 October 2017.

55  Wilma Latuny ‒ The power of facial expressions.  Supervisors: Erik Postma and Jaap van den Herik,  29 September 2017.

54  Adel Alhuraibi ‒ From IT-business strategic alignment to performance: A moderated mediation model of social innovation, and enterprise governance of IT.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik, Bartel Van de Walle and Suresh Ankolekar, 26 September 2017.

53  Shoshannah Tekofsky ‒ You are who you play you are: Modelling player traits from video game behavior.  Supervisors: Erik Postma and Pieter Spronck, 19 June 2017.

52  Mohamed Abbadi ‒ Casanova 2: A domain specific language for general game development.  Supervisors: Fons Maes, Pieter Spronck, Tino Cortesi and G. Maggiore, 10 March 2017.


51  Adriana Baltaretu ‒ Speaking of landmarks: How visual information influences reference in spatial domais.  Supervisors: Fons Maes and Emiel Krahmer, 22 December 2016.

50  Karin van Nispen ‒ What can people with aphasia communicate with their hands? A study of representation techniques in pantomime and co-speech gesture.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Mieke van de Sandt-Koenderman, 19 December 2016.

49  Yevgen Matusevych ‒ Learning constructions from bilingual exposure: Computational studies of Argument structure acquisition.  Supervisors: Ad Backus and Afra Alishahi, 19 December 2016.

48  Marten Pijl ‒ Tracking of human motion over time.  Supervisors: Emiel Aarts, Max Louwerse and Jan Korst, 14 December 2016.

47  Ruud Mattheij ‒ The eyes have it.  Supervisors: Eric Postma, Jaap van den Herik and Pieter Spronck, 5 October 2016.

46  Rick Tillman ‒ Language matters: The influence of language and language use on cognition.  Supervisors: Max Louwerse and Erik Postma, 30 June 2016.

45  Annemarie Quispel ‒ Data for all: How professionals and non-professionals in design use and evaluate information visualizations.  Supervisors: Fons Maes and Joost Schilperoord, 15 June 2016.

44  Matje van de Camp ‒ A link to the past: Constructing historical social networks from unstructured data.  Supervisors: Antal van den Bosch and Eric Postma, 2 March 2016.

43  Hans Westerbeek ‒ Visual realism: Exploring effects on memory, language production, comprehension, and preference.  Supervisors: Fons Maes, Marc Swerts and Marije van Amelsvoort, 10 February 2016.


42  Janet Bagorogoza ‒ Knowledge management and high performance: The Uganda financial institutions models for HPO.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik, André de Waal and Bartel Van de Walle, 24 November 2015.

41  Elisabeth Lubinga ‒ Stop HIV/AIDS. Start talking? The effects of rhetorical figures in health messages on interpersonal discussions among South African adolescents.  Supervisors: Fons Maes and Carel Jansen,  16 October 2015.

40  Marieke Hoetjes ‒ Talking hands: Reference in speech, gesture and sign.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Marc Swerts, 7 October 2015

39  Sterling Hutchinson ‒ How symbolic and embodied representations work in concert.  Supervisors: Max Louwerse and Erik Postma, 30 June 2015.

38  Mandy Visser ‒ Better use your head: How people learn to signal emotions in social contexts.  Supervisors: Marc Swerts and Emiel Krahmer, 10 June 2015.


37  Pauline Meesters ‒ Intelligent blauw: Intelligence-gestuurde politiezorg in gebiedsgebonden eenheden.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik and Theo de Roos, 1 December 2014.

36  Jasmina Marić ‒ Web communities, immigration and social capital.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik, Rein Cozijn and Max Spotti, 18 November 2014.

35  Constantijn Kaland ‒ Prosodic marking of semantic contrasts: Do speakers adapt to addressees?  Supervisors: Marc Swerts and Emiel Krahmer, 1 October 2014.

34  Peter de Kock ‒ Anticipating criminal behaviour: Using the narrative in crime-related data.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik, Jan Scholtes and Pieter Spronck, 10 September 2014.

33  Jorrig Vogels ‒ Referential choices in language production: The role of accessibility.  Supervisors: Fons Maes and Emiel Krahmer, 23 April 2014 (cum laude).

32  Philip C. Jackson. Jr. ‒ Toward human-level artificial intelligence: Representation and computation of meaning in natural language.  Supervisors: Harry Bunt and Walter Daelemans, 22 April 2014.


31  J. Douglas Mastin ‒ Exploring infant engagement, language socialization and vocabulary development: A study of rural and urban communities in Mozambique.  Supervisors: Fons Maes and Paul Vogt, 11 October 2013.

30  Ruud Koolen ‒ Need I say more? On overspecification in definite reference.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Marc Swerts, 20 September 2013.

29  Lisanne van Weelden ‒ Metaphor in good shape.  Supervisors: Fons Maes and Joost Schilperoord, 28 June 2013.

28  Martijn Balsters ‒ Expression and perception of emotions: The case of depression, sadness and fear.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer, Marc Swerts and Ad Vingerhoets, 25 June 2013.

27  Jeroen Janssens ‒ Outlier selection and one-class classification.  Supervisors: Erik Postma and Jaap van den Herik, 11 June 2013.

26  Sander Wubben ‒ Text-to-text generation by monolingual machine translation.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer, Antal van den Bosch and Harry Bunt, 5 June 2013.

25  Giel van Lankveld ‒ Quantifying individual player differences.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik, Arnoud Arntz and Pieter Spronck, 27 February 2013.


24  Agus Gunawan ‒ Information access for SMEs in Indonesia: A study on the business performance of garment manufacturers.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik, Mohamed Wahdan and Bartel Van de Walle, 19 December 2012.

23  Nancy Pascall ‒ Engendering technology empowering women.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik and Myriam Diocaretz, 19 November 2012.

22  Thijs Vis ‒ Intelligence, politie en veiligheidsdienst: Verenigbare grootheden?  Supervisors: Theo de Roos, Jaap van den Herik and Toine Spapens, 6 June 2012 (in collaboration with the Tilburg School of Law).

21  Suleman Shahid ‒ Fun & Face: Exploring non-verbal expressions of emotion during playful interactions.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer and Marc Swerts, 25 May 2012.

20  Terry Kakeeto-Aelen ‒ Relationship marketing for SMEs in Uganda.  Supervisors: Jan van Dalen, Jaap van den Herik and Bartel Van de Walle, 1 February 2012.


19  Herman Stehouwer ‒ Statistical language models for alternative sequence selection.  Supervisors: Antal van den Bosch, Jaap van den Herik and  Menno van Zaanen. Tilburg, December 7, 2011.

18  Lisette Mol ‒ Language in the hands.  Supervisors: Emiel Krahmer, Fons Maes and Marc Swerts, 7 November 2011 (cum laude).

17  Olga Petukhova ‒ Multidimensional dialogue modelling.  Supervisor: Harry Bunt, 1 September 2011.

16  Xiaoyu Mao ‒ Airport under control: Multiagent scheduling for airport ground handling.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik, Erik Postma, Nico Roos and Alfons Salden, 25 May 2011.

15  Bart Bogaert ‒ Cloud content contention.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik and Erik Postma, 30  March 2011.


14  Edwin Commandeur ‒ Implicit causality and implicit consequentiality in language comprehension.  Supervisors: Leo Noordman, Wietske Vonk and Rein Cozijn, 30 June 2010.

13  Marieke van Erp ‒ Accessing natural history: Discoveries in data cleaning, structuring, and retrieval.  Supervisors: Antal van den Bosch and Piroska Lendvai, 30 June 2010.

12  Maria Mos ‒ Complex lexical items. Supervisors: Antal van den Bosch, Anne Vermeer and Ad Backus, 12 May 2010 (in collaboration with the Department of Language and Culture Studies).

11  Sander Bakkes ‒ Rapid adaptation of video game AI.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik and Pieter Spronck, 3 March 2010.


10  Toine Bogers ‒ Recommender systems for social bookmarking.  Supervisor: Antal van den Bosch, 8 December 2009.

Igor Berezhnoy ‒ Digital analysis of paintings.  Supervisors: Erik Postma and Jaap van den Herik, 7 December 2009.

Stephan Raaijmakers ‒ Multinomial language learning: Investigations into the geometry of language.  Supervisors: Walter Daelemans and Antal van den Bosch, 1 December 2009.

Laurens van der Maaten ‒ Feature extraction from visual data.  Supervisors: Erik Postma, Jaap van den Herik and Guus Lange, 23 June 2009 (cum laude).

Fritz Reul ‒ New architectures in computer chess.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik and Jos Uiterwijk, 17 June  2009.

Sander Canisius ‒ Structured prediction for natural language processing: A constrained satisfaction approach.  Supervisors: Antal van den Bosch and Walter Daelemans, 13 February 2009.

Jeroen Geertzen ‒ Dialogue act recognition and prediction: Explorations in computational dialogue modelling.  Supervisors: Harry Bunt and Jacques Terken, 11 February 2009.

Hans Stol ‒ A framework for evidence-based policy making using IT: A systems approach.  Supervisor: Jaap van den Herik, 21 January 2009.


Ben Torben-Nielsen ‒ Dendritic morphology: Function shapes structure.  Supervisors: Jaap van den Herik, Erik Postma and  Karl Tuyls, 3 December 2008.

1  Pashiera Barkhuysen ‒ Audiovisual prosody in interaction.  Supervisors: Marc Swerts and Emiel Krahmer, 3 October 2008.