2019 – Organizing the Measuring CreativityWorkshop at the Cognitive Science Conference in Montreal (over 100 scientist attendees).
2019 – Guest Associate Editor and Topic Editor on a Special Issue on Re-representation in Cognitive Systems – Frontiers in Psychology/Cognitive Science & Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence/Computational Intelligence.
2017 – Awarded the 1st Prize for the best Doctoral Dissertation in Science by the OLB.
2017 – Award for obtaining research project funding with the German Science Foundation, by Universität Bremen.
2016 – 2019 – Grant for the Creative Cognitive Systems project by the German Science Foundation.
2016 – 2018 – HWK Junior Associate Fellowship;
2016 – Second DAAD RISE funding for an intern research fellowship;
2015 – Impulse grant for empirical think aloud research on insight problem solving;
2015 – Secured funding via DAAD RISE for an intern research fellowship;
2013 – Invited as Fellow of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013, an event bringing together Abel, Fields and Turing Laureates and the next generation of mathematics and informatics researchers;
2011-2012 – Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, SFB/TR8 – The interdisciplinary Transregional Collaborative Research Center Spatial Cognition: Reasoning, Action, Interaction, at Cognitive Systems, University of Bremen;
2011 – Award for student project, Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology summer school;
2010 – Distinction for MSc thesis in Cognitive Computing, University of London;
2000-2005 – Merit scholarship for undergraduate studies five years in a row, West University, Timisoara, Romania;
1990-2003 – Participated in and won various piano competitions, played in national and international tours across Europe (1990-2003) – in France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, Holland, etc.
Cognitive Systems, 19328411, Institute of Informatics, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany, WiSe 2018-2019.
Creativity in Cognitive Systems, 03-ME-711.15, FB3 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Bremen, Germany, 2017.
Cognitive Systems, 711.01, FB3 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Bremen, Germany, 2014.
Cognitive Systems, 711.01, FB3 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Bremen, Germany, 2013.
Cognitive Modeling, 711.02, FB3 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Bremen, Germany, 2012.
AISB – The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour
CSS – Cognitive Science Society
GK – German Society for Cognitive Science
HWK – Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg – Institute for Advanced Study