Daniela is a Research Scientist and PhD student at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and at the Center for Adaptive Security Research and Applications (CASRA). Her main research focus is on complex socio-technical systems in the field of airport security. She is leading two sub-projects in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation. The projects concern Remote Cabin Baggage Screening and Human Factors at Security Checkpoints. The objective of those projects are identifying factors relevant to security personnel’s’ commitment, resources and strains as well as performance in different work environments in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of security checkpoints.

Daniela studied psychology and biology at the University of Zurich and University of Vienna and holds an MSc in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. She has also a two year working experience in marketing.