Cortege Tilbrug University

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M.Phil. in Theoretical Linguistics (University of Tromsoe, Norway)

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 - Academic Director of MSc Data Science & Society and BSc/MSc Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence



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.


Academic Year 2019/2020

MSc CSAI: Attention, Perception & Memory

MSc DSS: Data Mining for Business & Governance

BSc CSAI: Research Internship


Recent publications

  1. Ruminative minds, wandering eyes

    Dias Da Silva, M., Rusz, D., & Postma, M. (2018). Ruminative minds, wandering eyes: Effects of ruminative mind wandering episodes on lexical associations, pitch imitation and eye behavior. PLoS ONE.
  2. Data-Mining Techniques to Evaluate User Engagement of a Self-Help Web…

    Prins, J., van den Berg, S., Roomer, K., Henneke, M., & Postma, M. (2018). Data-Mining Techniques to Evaluate User Engagement of a Self-Help Website for Early Breast Cancer Survivors in Real-World Implementation. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25, S86-S86.
  3. Evolution of contacts and communities in social interaction networks …

    Bloemheuvel, S., Atzmüller, M., & Postma, M. (2018). Evolution of contacts and communities in social interaction networks of face-to-face proximity. In M. Atzmueller, & W. Duivesteijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, November 8-9 2018 (pp. 21). Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
  4. Towards Estimating Collective Motor Behavior

    Rombout, L., Atzmüller, M., & Postma, M. (2018). Towards Estimating Collective Motor Behavior: Aware of Self vs. Aware of the Other. 1-8. Paper presented at Affective Computing and Context Awareness in Ambient Intelligence, Valencia, Spain.
  5. More Than Just Gaze

    Vanden Abeele, M. M. P., & Postma-Nilsenova, M. (2018). More Than Just Gaze: An Experimental Vignette Study Examining How Phone-Gazing and Newspaper-Gazing and Phubbing-While-Speaking and Phubbing-While-Listening Compare in Their Effect on Affiliation. Communication research reports, 35(4), 303-313.

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