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Physics of Cognition
Max Theisen

Max Theisen

Portrait: Max Theisen
Max Theisen
PhD student in joint project with the DLR (Institute of Transportation Systems)

PhD-project "Modelling Decision-Making to Predict Human Behaviour in Traffic Interactions"

Education and career

  • seit 2020 PhD student at Chemnitz University of Technology (Physics of Cognition Group) and researcher at the DLR (Institute of Transportation Systems)
  • 2019 Internship at Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg
  • 2016 – 2019 Physics (M.Sc.), University of Bayreuth. Thesis: "Pupillometry as a Method to Measure the Driver’s Mental Workload" in collaboration with the "Physics of Cognition Group" at Chemnitz University of Technology.
  • 2017 – 2018 Internship at Daimler AG, Sindelfingen
  • 2013 – 2016 Physics (B.Sc.) University of Bayreuth. Thesis: "Aufbau und Anwendung eines Pulsformers für ultrakurze Laserpulse“


Theisen, M., Schießl, C., Einhäuser, W., & Markkula, G. (2024). Pedestrians’ road-crossing decisions: comparing different drift-diffusion models. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 183, 103200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2023.103200