Bio

2021 - Head of Department Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence  

2020 - 2021 Vice-Chair Department Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence  

2017 - Associate Professor, Dep. of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence 

2017 - 2020 Accrediting Academic Director of MSc Data Science & Society

2017 - 2020 Accrediting Academic Director of MSc Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence

2017 - 2020 Accrediting Academic Director of BSc Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence

2007 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Dep. of Communication and Information Sciences 

2006 - 2007 Lecturer, Dep. of Communication and Information Sciences 

2004 - 2005 Researcher, IRIT (University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)

PhD in Philosophy (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam)

M.Sc. (cum laude) in Logic (University of Amsterdam)

M.Phil. in Theoretical Linguistics (University of Tromso)

Expertise

Speech/Vocal Analytics; Call Center Analytics; Acoustics; Perception; Attention; Data Mining; Machine Learning; Experimental Methods; Statistics; Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language;  Symbolic AI;  Logic; Educational Technology; Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Teaching

MSc CSAI: Attention, Perception & Memory

MSc CSAI: Core Topics Cognitive Science

MSc DSS: Data Mining for Business & Governance

BSc CSAI: Introduction to Cognitive Science

Courses

Highlights

2021

  • Why is it so hard to stay focused? - Talk for the University of the Netherlands (2021)
  • Invited speaker at the New Interdisciplinary Horizons in Psychological Research conference, theme 'How Computational Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence should impact psychological research' (December 2021, University of Coimbra, Portugal)

 

Recent publications

  1. Mind and body - The manifestation of mind wandering in bodily behavio…

    Dias Da Silva-van Riel, M., Branco, D., Postma, M., & Faber, M. (2021). Mind and body: The manifestation of mind wandering in bodily behaviors. In N. Dario, & L. Tateo (Eds.), New Perspectives on Mind Wandering
  2. Straying off course: The negative impact of mind wandering on fine mo…

    Dias Da Silva-van Riel, M., & Postma, M. (2021). Straying off course: The negative impact of mind wandering on fine motor movements. Journal of Motor Behavior, 1-17.
  3. Windows to the mind - Neurophysiological indicators of mind wandering…

    Dias Da Silva-van Riel, M., Postma, M., & Faber, M. (2021). Windows to the mind: Neurophysiological indicators of mind wandering across tasks. In N. Dario, & L. Tateo (Eds.), New Perspectives on Mind Wandering
  4. The Effectiveness of a Robot Animal as a Virtual Instructor

    Sierra Rativa, A., Safarova, M., & van Zaanen, M. (2021). The Effectiveness of a Robot Animal as a Virtual Instructor. In W. Lepuschitz, M. Merdan, G. Koppensteiner, R. Balogh, & D. Obdržálek (Eds.), Robotics in Education (Vol. 1316, pp. 329-338). [30] Springer.
  5. Creating ambassadors of planet Earth - The Overview Effect in K12 edu…

    Broers, A., Louwerse, M., & Postma, M. (2020). Creating ambassadors of planet Earth: The Overview Effect in K12 education. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 540996. [540996].

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