Dr. rer. nat. Verena Zimmermann

Work and Engineering Psychology

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Dr. Verena Zimmermann is a researcher in the working group “Work and Engineering Psychology” at the Department of Psychology since 2016. Working in different research projects within the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (CRISP) Dr. Verena Zimmermann is concerned with Human Factors in Security and Safety. In 2020 she successfully completed her dissertation with the title “From the Quest to Replace Passwords towards Supporting Secure and Usable Password Creation”.

Further research interests include aviation psychology, personnel development/ training, interdisciplinary product development, and usability.

2021 Dissertation Awards of the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security e.V. (GDD) and the Ernst-Ludwigs-Hochschulgesellschaft
2020 Completion of doctoral thesis in the area of human factors & cybersecurity, Title: “From the Quest to Replace Passwords towards Supporting Secure and Usable Password Creation”
2019 IANUS Award for scientific-technological peace and security research (2nd place)
2018-today Associate in the RTG 2050 Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users
2018 Research Award of the Department of Human Sciences for an innovative doctoral research proposal
2018 Research Stay at the Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland in the Division of Cybersecurity (Prof. Karen Renaud)
2016-today Doctoral Researcher in the Working Group “Work and Engineering Psychology”
2016 August-Euler Aviation Price
2015 Research Stay at the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia in the Safety Science Innovation Lab (Prof. Sidney Dekker)
2012-2015 Studies M.Sc. Psychology, Master-Thesis “Public Value of an Airport – Perceptions of different Stakeholder Groups”
2009-2012 Studies B.Sc. Psychology, Bachelor-Thesis “Spatial processing of Traffic Information in Sport Aviation – A Randomized Controlled Study of Mental Rotation Processes in Non-Pilot Participants”
2009 High-School Diploma
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Summer Term 2021 Completion of “Hochschulzertifikat Lehre” Module 1 & 2
Winter Term 2020/21 Project: Project management and process analysis
Summer Term 2020 Seminar: Psychological product analysis
Project: User-centered and sustainable product development
Winter Term 2019/20 Seminar_ GPEK – Psychological evaluation and intervention
Summer Term 2019 Seminar: Psychological product analysis
Project: User-centered and sustainable product development
Summer Term 2018 Seminar: Psychological product analysis
Project: User-centered and sustainable product development
Winter Term 2017/18 Project: Project management and process analysis
Summer Term 2017 Seminar: Human-machine interaction
Seminar: Cognitive fundamentals of work and engineering psychology
Winter Term 2016/17 Seminar: GPEK – Psychological evaluation and intervention
Summer Term 2016 Seminar: Supervision
Seminar: Psychology and new media
  • “Humans as sensors – Citizens as part of a security structure within a smart city” – Bachelor thesis, SoSe 2021
  • “The Corona-Warn-App from the users‘ perspective: Factors of usage and non-usage” – Bachelor thesis, WiSe 2020/21
  • “Living in a smart world: an exploratory study on interpersonal conflict in smart homes” – Master thesis, SoSe 2020
  • “User-Centered Development of an Integrative Smart Home Interface” – Bachelor thesis, SoSe 2020
  • “Stehen wir kurz vor dem Zeitalter von autonomen Fahrzeugen? – Fahrerassistenzsysteme in verschiedenen
    Anwendungsszenarien und das Vertrauen, die Akzeptanz sowie Bedenken der Nutzer/innen” – Bachelor thesis, WiSe 2019/20
  • “Cultural values and their role in privacy behavior – a cross-cultural comparison of the privacy paradox” – Master thesis, WiSe 2019/20
  • “The Influence of Normative Feedback on Password Creation by End-Users” – Bachelor thesis, WiSe 2019/20
  • “Licht ins Dunkel bringen: Entwicklung und Evaluation einer Maßnahme zur Steigerung der Transparenz von Smart Home Technologien” – Master thesis, WiSe 2018/19
  • “How Secure is my Smart Home? – User Requirements for a Smart Home Interface in terms of Safety, Security, and Privacy” – Master thesis, SoSe 2018
  • ”Auf der Suche nach dem fehlenden Drittel: Nicht – akustische Faktoren und ihr Einfluss auf die Lärmbelästigung der Anwohner eines Flughafens“ – Master thesis, SoSe 2018
  • “Sichere und merkbare Passwörter?- Vermittlung der Richtlinien zur Gestaltung sicherer Passwörter nach NIST 2017” – Master thesis, SoSe2017
  • “Unfallanalyse als Teil der Verhaltensmodifikation in einem Pharmaunternehmen” – Bachelor thesis, SoSe2017