Fachgebiet Psychology of perception

Former Ph.D. Student

Co-advisor: Prof. Detlef Zühlke

Department of Psychology,

Faculty of Social Sciences,

TU Kaiserslautern




About me

Katharina Mura was born in 1985 in Rybnik, Poland and emigrated to Saarbrücken, Germany 1989. From October 2004 to July 2010 she studied Psychology at the University of Mannheim. In 2008, she worked as an intern at the Chair of Social and Health Psychology at the University of Zurich and studied at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. Her major fields of interest are cognitive psychology, ergonomics and human machine interaction. During her studies, she worked at the Employers' Liability Insurance Association for the Foodstuffs and Catering Industry, the Chair of Clinical and Biological Psychology at the University of Mannheim and the Research and Development department of the Continental Automotive Group. In 2010, she began to do her PhD at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mannheim in cooperation with the German Center for Artificial Intelligence (Prof. Detlef Zühlke). In order to realize the dissertation in the field of Assistance and training in assembly processes based on Augmented and Virtual Reality systems, she was under supervision of Prof. Tandra Ghose at the Perception Lab of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern since September 2011.

She obtained her PhD degree in September 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Tandra Ghose, Psychology of Perception at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and Prof. Detlef Zühlke, German Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Currently, she is working as Scientific Officer in the department of Nuclear Safety Assessments and Standards at Federal Office for Radiation Protection in Braunschweig.


Research Interests

  • Visual Perception
  • Human machine interaction and usability
  • Assistance systems in industrial processes
  • Applied human cognition

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