dr. (Sophie) SC van der Zee

dr. (Sophie) SC van der Zee
Assistant professor Erasmus School of Economics Applied Economics
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
vanderzee@ese.eur.nl
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Dr. Sophie van der Zee is an assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam. She is working with prof. Aurelien Baillon on his ERC starting grant "Bayesian markets for unverifiable truths", investigating how we can elicit more truthful responses from people. She combines her background in psychology and computer science to conduct research within the field of security and human behaviour. Specifically, she has specialised in the prevention and detection of dishonest behaviour, such as lying, cheating, and committing fraud. She developed a method for automatically measuring human behavior using motion capture equipment and applied this method to the context of deception detection. Recently, she conducted a study on the use of the Concealed Information Test for intelligence gathering purposes. In addition to research on deception and dishonesty, Sophie also founded and chairs Decepticon, the first interdisciplinary conference on deceptive behavior. Previous conferences have taken place at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Stanford (US). 
A relevant application area of her research is concerns the human factor in cyber, where she investigated how scammers persuade their potential victims and how people put themselves at risk by noncompliance with online banking regulations. In her most recent study, she investigates to which extent cyber awareness questionnaires are a useful tool for predicting real world cyber secure behaviour. In addition, Sophie just received a Police & Science grant to start investigating why victims of cybercrime don't tend to report their crimes to the police, and what could help to change that behavior.

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

Brainfeed

Start date approval
May 2022
End date approval
March 2024
Place
ZEIST
Description
Masterclass geven aan artsen

Seminar Applied Behavioural Economics

Level
master
Year
2021
Year Level
master
Course Code
FEM11108

Seminar Applied Behavioural Economics

Level
master
Year
2021
Year Level
master
Course Code
FEM11165

Economics of Cyber Security

Level
bachelor 3
Year
2021
Year Level
bachelor 3
Course Code
FEB13093

Thesis Hub Master Economics & Business

Year
2021
Course Code
FEM61007
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    Why do we lie and how do we judge lies? Sophie van der Zee, Assistant Professor of Applied Economics, answers these questions.
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    Sophie van der Zee, Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at Erasmus School of Economics, explains the effects lying has on a person's mind.
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