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 in naturalistic sequential tasks. To understand the uncertainties, intrinsic costs of behavior, and subjective internal models involved in these tasks, I use computational modeling techniques including inverse optimal control and Bayesian inference.


Apr 4, 2024 My paper “If it looks like online control, it is probably model-based control” with Constantin Rothkopf has been accepted at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Preprint coming soon!
Feb 8, 2024 I will be at VSS 2024 with three abstracts on continuous psychophysics, Bayesian modeling, and intuitive physics. Write me an email if you want to meet :)
Jan 12, 2024 New paper published in Nature Human Behaviour with Tobias Thomas, Fabian Tatai and others: Modelling dataset bias in machine-learned theories of economic decision-making.
Sep 29, 2023 Our submission to NeurIPS 2023 has been accepted! Check out our preprint on arXiv.
Apr 21, 2023 New paper out today in Psychological Research: Huaiyong Zhao, Dominik Straub, Constantin A. Rothkopf: People learn a two-stage control for faster locomotor interception

selected publications [view all]

  1. Tobias ThomasDominik StraubFabian Tatai, and 4 more authors
    Nature Human Behaviour, 2024
  2. Dominik Straub*Matthias Schultheis*Heinz Koeppl, and 1 more author
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 2023
  3. Dominik Straub, and Constantin A. Rothkopf
    eLife, 2022
  4. Matthias Schultheis*Dominik Straub*, and Constantin A. Rothkopf
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 2021