Dominik Straub


I’m a PhD student in the Psychology of Information Processing group at the Centre for Cognitive Science, TU Darmstadt.

I am interested in probabilistic models of perception and action. While classical laboratory experiments in vision science have largely focused on simple decision-making behavior using independent trials, there is a recent trend towards more naturalistic sequential tasks. To understand the uncertainties, intrinsic costs of behavior, and subjective internal models involved in these tasks, I use inverse optimal control and Bayesian inference.


Jun 30, 2022 Our keynote & tutorial ‘Putting perception into action: Inverse optimal control for continuous psychophysics’ has been accepted to the 2022 Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN).
Feb 23, 2022 I will be receiving a John I. Yellott Travel Award at the 2022 meeting of the Vision Sciences Society.
Jan 28, 2022 I am participating in COSYNE with a poster: Dominik Straub, Matthias Schultheis, Constantin Rothkopf: Inferring implicit sensorimotor costs by inverse optimal control with signal dependent noise
Sep 28, 2021 New paper accepted at the 35th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS): Matthias Schultheis, Dominik Straub, Constantin A. Rothkopf: Inverse Optimal Control Adapted to the Noise Characteristics of the Human Sensorimotor System

selected publications [view all]

  1. bioRxiv
    Putting perception into action: Inverse optimal control for continuous psychophysics
    Straub, Dominik, and Rothkopf, Constantin A
    bioRxiv 2021
  2. NeurIPS
    Inverse optimal control adapted to the noise characteristics of the human sensorimotor system
    Schultheis, Matthias*Straub, Dominik*, and Rothkopf, Constantin A
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 2021
  3. FrontPsych
    Looking for image statistics: active vision with avatars in a naturalistic virtual environment
    Straub, Dominik, and Rothkopf, Constantin A
    Frontiers in psychology 2021