dr. (Sophie) SC van der Zee

Biography

Biography

Dr. Sophie van der Zee has a multi-disciplinary background in psychology, economics, and computer science. She combines this multi-disciplinary background in a double position as assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Economics and at the Erasmus School of Law. At the law faculty, Sophie is the director of the Centre for the Law and Economics of Cyber Security (CLECS). In this research centre, researchers from a variety of backgrounds together study how legislation, economic incentives, and human behaviour affects cyber security. At the economics faculty, Sophie is the academic director of the MSc Behavioural Economics.

Sophie is specialised in the prevention and detection of deception and dishonest behaviour, both in a face-to-face and online setting. She developed a method for automatically measuring human behavior using motion capture equipment and applied this method to the context of deception detection. She also developed the first personalized deception detection model based on the tweets of former US president Donald Trump. A relevant application area of her research concerns the human factor in cyber, where she investigated how scammers persuade their potential victims, how people put themselves at risk by noncompliance with online banking regulations, and why people do not report cybercrime victimization. In her most recent study, she investigates to which extent cyber awareness questionnaires are a useful tool for predicting real world cyber secure behaviour.

Sophie actively brings deception researchers across the world together. Together with Vincent Denault, she founded the Deception Research Society. This society organises two types of events. They organise Decepticon, the first interdisciplinary conference on deception. Previous conferences have taken place at the University of Cambridge (UK), Stanford (US), and online. And every first Tuesday of the month, they organise Lies and Allies’ Tuesdays, a free webinar where deception researchers and practitioners from around the world share the latest insights and knowledge.

Erasmus School of Economics

Assistant professor | Behavioral Economics
Email
vanderzee@ese.eur.nl

Erasmus School of Law

Assistant professor | Company Law and Financial Law
Email
vanderzee@law.eur.nl
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

Work

  • Sophie van der Zee (30 January 2022) - Trump's Tweets: Telling Truth From Fiction From The Words He Used
  • Sophie van der Zee (22 September 2021) - -Erasmus University Rotterdam: Technology better at lie detection than humans
  • Sophie van der Zee (30 January 2021) - New sign to catch men LYING revealed by psychologists
  • Sophie van der Zee (15 January 2021) - How can you spot a liar? See if their moves look a bit too familiar
  • Sophie van der Zee (13 January 2021) - How to tell if someone is lying? See if they copy your body language, says study
  • Sophie van der Zee (12 May 2019) - What’s behind Donald Trump’s astounding avalanche of lies? Nothing good

Deception research society

Start date approval
November 2021
End date approval
November 2024
Place
3512VR
Description
Oprichter en bestuur Deception research society

Raad van Advies

Start date approval
November 2021
End date approval
November 2024
Place
3512VR
Description
Raad van Advies Security Awareness NL

Thesis Hub Master Economics & Business

Year
2023
Course Code
FEM61007

Seminar Applied Behavioural Economics

Level
master
Year Level
master
Year
2023
Course Code
FEM11165

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