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Ana-Despina Tudor M.A.


Ilmenau University of Technology
Institute of Media and Communication Science (IfMK)

Ernst Abbe Zentrum für Forschung und Transfer (EAZ)
Ehrenbergstr. 29
D-98693 Ilmenau


Ana-Despina Tudor was a PhD student at the Research Group Media Psychology and Media Design. Her interests included design and evaluation of applications for 3D immersive virtual environments (Cave Automatic Virtual Environments), such as virtual audiences and scenario development for phobia treatment and training, as well as design and evaluation of brain-computer interfaces (BCI). She was holding a grant obtained through the Graduate Assistance Act (LGFG).

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of European Communication Research and Education Association ECREA



Tudor, A.-D., Pöschl, S., & Döring, N. (2011). Nonverbal behavior of virtual humans: Representing emotions in CAVE automatic virtual environments. 7th Conference of the Media Psychology Division (German Psychological Society), Bremen, 10.-11.08.2011.


Tudor, A.-D., Pöschl, S., & Döring, N. (2012). Interactive virtual audience design for fear of public speaking training and treatment. 17th Annual CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy Conference, Brussels, 25.-28.09.2012. 


Poeschl, S., Tudor, A.-D., & Doering, N. (2014). Human Factors in IVE Development - A Case Study For Virtual Fear of Public Speaking Training. In P. Scharff & A. Schneider (Eds.), Shaping the future by engineering. 58th IWK, Ilmenau Scientific Colloquium, Technische Universität Ilmenau, 8 - 12 September 2014 (URN (Paper): urn:nbn:de:gbv:ilm1-2014iwk-026:0). Ilmenau: Univ.-Verl. Ilmenau.

Tudor, A.-D. (2016). Development of a virtual audience concept for public speaking training in immersive virtual environments. Ilmenau: Universitätsverlag.

Tudor, A.-D., Bethge, F., & Zeller, F. (2014). Online communication patterns in university project groups : tasks, channels, and functions. Proceedings 1st International CSMS Congress, International Communication Science & Media Studies Congress, Turkey, 424-439.

Tudor, A.-D., Mustatea, I., Poeschl, S., & Doering, N. (2014). Responsive audiences — Nonverbal cues as reactions to a speaker's behavior. In IEEE (Ed.), 2014 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) (pp. 119–120).

Tudor, A.-D., Poeschl, S., & Doering, N. (2013). Virtual audience customization for public speaking training procedures. In IEEE (Ed.), 2013 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) (pp. 61–62).

Tudor, A.-D., Poeschl, S., & Doering, N. (2013). What Do Audiences Do When They Sit and Listen? In B. K. Wiederhold & G. Riva (Eds.), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Vol. 191. Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2013 (pp. 120–124). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Research (dissertation project)

Dissertation project: Development and evaluation of a virtual audience for phobia training and treatment in immersive environments

Tudor, A.-D. (2016). Development of a virtual audience concept for public speaking training in immersive virtual environments. Ilmenau: Universitätsverlag.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 11/2011Research assistant at the research group Media Psychology and Media Design, IfMK, TU Ilmenau
2009 - 2011Communication and media study (MA) in Ilmenau
2010 - 2011Student assistant at the TU Ilmenau
2002 - 2007Media and political communication (BA) in Bucharest, Romania