Young Investigators Award

Preistäger und Preistägerinnen des Young Investigators Award 2021

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Results 2021

Understanding society: Education, History, Social Sciences

1st place: Haliemah Mocevic, BSc. MA. in intercultural Studies MSc.
Title of the thesis: Minderheitenzugehörigkeit und Bildungserfolg aus sozialpsychologischer Perspektive.
Supervisor: Univ-Prof. Dr. Burkhard Gniewosz

2nd place: Carsten Wegscheider, MA.
Title of the thesis: Citizens‘ Conceptions of Democracy and Support for Radical Populist Parties.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Zoe Lefkofridi, MA. MAIS

3rd place: Yannick Stiller, MSc.
Title of the thesis: When do legislators rebel on trade policy? Explaining voting behavior on ratification of free trade agreements.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Dür

3rd place: Mag. Dr. Silke Rogl
Title of the thesis: Begabungsüberzeugungen von Mathematiklehrern/-lehrerinnen und deren Rolle beim kognitiv herausfordernden Unterrichten.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Horst Biedermann

Learning about Data: Analytical and Digital Sciences

1st place: Florian Graf, MSc.
Title of the thesis: Dissecting Supervised Contrastive Learning.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Roland Kwitt

2nd place: Dr.rer.nat. Anita Graser, MSc.
Title of the thesis: Exploratory Analysis of Massive Movement Data.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl

2nd place: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Bernhard Prommeger, BSc. MSc.
Title of the thesis: Finger Vein Biometrics – An Analysis from Different Perspectives.
Supervisor: Dr. Andreas Uhl

3rd place: Dr.rer.nat. Sebastian Heintze, BSc. MSc.
Title of the thesis: New results on Diophantine problems related to linear recurrences.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Clemens Fuchs

Finalist: Dr.rer.nat. Andreas Petutschnig, MSc.
Title of the thesis: Inferring Human Presence and Activity from Spatial Data.
Supervisor: Assoz. Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch

Finalist: Janne Mascha Beuthel, MSc.
Title of the thesis: Wearable manifestations of felt experiences.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfred Tscheligi

Exploring Law and Economics

1st place: Dr.rer.oec. Christian Kleinertz, MSc.
Title of the thesis: Essays on the Labour Market Effects of Migration
Supervisor: Assoz.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Nowotny

2nd place: Mag.iur. Dr.iur. Manuel Steiner
Title of the thesis: Geschäftsleiterhaftung im Wettbewerbsrecht.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Harrer

2nd place: Mag.iur. Dr.iur. Benedikt R. K. Hiebl, LLB.oec.
Title of the thesis: Bedarfsorientierung im Kindesunterhaltsrecht.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Neumayr

3rd place: Mag.iur. Dr.iur. Andreas Gaggl, LLB.oec.
Title of the thesis: Gläubigerschutz bei Umgründung der GmbH & Co KG.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Auer

Explaining Nature: Natural and Life Sciences

1st place: Lisa Pointner, MSc.
Title of the thesis: How the birch pollen matrix initiates allergic sensitization: Innate immune activation and Th2 polarization.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Fatima Ferreira-Briza

2nd place: Clemens Leo Gögele, BSc. MSc. PhD.
Title of the thesis: Characterization of the chondrogenesis in newly developed biodegradable and bioactive glass scaffolds.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Weiger

3rd place: Dipl.-Ing. Daniela Söllinger, BSc.
Title of the thesis: Vanadium oxide based battery materials.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dr. Simone Pokrant

Finalist: Dr.rer.nat. Sabine Bernegger, BSc. MSc.
Title of the thesis: The role and function of HtrA in Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Silja Wessler

Finalist: Dr.rer.nat. Elisabeth Peer, BSc. MSc.
Title of the thesis: Casein Kinase 1D as a therapeutic target in HH/GLI-signaling driven cancers insensitive to SMO inhibition.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Fritz Aberger

Finalist: Maximilian Ganser, BSc. MSc.
Title of the thesis: Disclosing the Biodiversity and Evolutionary Relationships of Planktonic Ciliates (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Oligotrichea) Based on Big Data from the Northwest Pacific Biodiversity Hotspot and the North Atlantic.
Supervisor: Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Agatha

Finalist: Constantin Blöchl, BSc. MSc.
Title of the thesis: Proteomic Interplay of Exosomes and the Tumor Microenvironm.
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Huber