Research Software Engineer

Eva Viviani


Eva is originally from Italy. She studied Psychology in Parma and obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2019 from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), in Trieste, Italy.  After her PhD, Eva continued her scientific journey as a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, in the Department of Education, where she still holds a position as an Honorary Research Fellow. 

During her PhD and postdoc, she combined language learning experiments and computational modelling to probe how people learn and process novel words in their first and second language. This scientific journey led her to develop a passion for programming experiments, and applying computational modelling techniques to a variety of research questions alongside her analytical skills. 

In May 2022, Eva moved to Amsterdam to join the Netherlands eScience Center as a Research Software Engineer in the Social Science & Humanities Section. Aside from her work, she is a gamer, writer and avid music listener. Dancing and cooking are other passions of hers, not both at the same time, though.

Key skills:

  • Computational modelling
  • Data visualization
  • Electroencephalography and eye-tracker
  • JsPsych
  • Mentoring
  • Planning and performing original experiments in human cognition
  • Programming languages: Matlab, Python, R
  • PsychoPy
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Writing and reviewing scientific papers