Name: Florian Sense
Date of birth: January 24th, 1988
Place of birth: Bremen, Germany
Currently living in Groningen, The Netherlands
2007 – 2010: Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Groningen (Minor: Cognitive Science)
2010 – 2012: BCN Research Master at the University of Groningen (C-track: Cognitive neuroscience and cognitive modeling; the research for my MSc thesis was conducted in Brad Wyble’s lab at Syracuse University; graduated cum laude.)
2012 – 2016: PhD candidate at the University of Groningen (department of Psychometrics and Statistics and Department of Experimental Psychology). Supervised by Hedderik van Rijn and Rob R. Meijer. I defended my thesis Making the Most of Human Memory on April 20th, 2017.
Nov 2016 – now: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen (department of Psychometrics and Statistics and Department of Experimental Psychology). See my Projects page for an overview of things I am working on.
Additional academic activities
Programming: I am familiar with R, MATLAB (incl. PsychToolbox), Objective-C (iOS programming) and also have basic knowledge of shell scripting, C, Python, and type-setting in LaTeX. (R is my first choice for data analysis and visualization.)
Member of the editorial staff of the BCN Newsletter (late 2010 – mid 2015).
Chair of the Groningen Graduate Interest Network (GRIN) (March 2014 – May 2015).
Member of the BCN PhD Council (May 2014 – August 2016).
Member of the Interuniversity Graduate School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics (IOPS).
Member of the Research School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN).
Teaching / Supervision
I co-supervised a number of Bachelor thesis groups as well as two Master thesis projects.
First semester 2013/14: Supervising SPSS practicals for Statistics II.
Academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15: Faculty mentor for first-year students (part of the course Academic Skills).
Second semester 2012/13: Instructor for the course Research Practicum. A mandatory course in the second year of the Psychology B.Sc. program.
First semesters 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15: Instructor for the course Programming for Psychologists. A third year elective course in the B.Sc. program aiming to introduce students to the basic principles of programming (in R).
First semester 2011/12: Teaching Assistant for the course Cognitive Modeling: Basic Methods and Principles. This involved supervising a weekly practical, helping with programming assignments and grading them.
During my stay at Syracuse University, I completed the CITI course of basic human research.