We are a research group formed by faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, and visitors of the Department of Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science. We share research interests in modern psychometrics that involve statistical theory and methods for analysing multivariate data, computational algorithms for statistical inference and prediction, and their applications in social and behavioural sciences, such as educational testing, psychological measurement, political science, sociology, marketing, and biomedical science.
We are a lively research group that is actively looking to engage with new research projects and recruit PhD students who have a strong quantitative background and are interested in our topics and expertise (check our PhD website for more details). We are also interested in interdisciplinary collaborations and applying for grants. Feel free to get in touch with us.
Congratulations to our group member Dr Yunxiao Chen for being elected as a member of the Editorial Council of the Psychometric Society. His term will begin after IMPS 2024 and extend to the end of IMPS 2030.
Congratulations to our group member Camilo Cardenas-Hurtado for successfully defending his thesis and becoming Dr. Cardenas-Hurtado!
Congratulations to our group member Motonori Oka, who received the Travel Award of the IMPS 2023 conference to be held at the University of Maryland, USA.
Congratulations to our aluminus, Dr. Haoran Zhang! From August 2023, Haoran will become an assistant professor at the Department of Statistics and Data Science at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China.
Congratulations to our group member, Dr. Gabriel Wallin! From November 2023, Gabriel will become a lecturer in the Department of Statistics, at Lancaster University.
Congratulations to our alumnus, Dr. Giuseppe Alfonzetti. Giuseppe has successfully submitted his PhD thesis and now becomes a postdoctoral researcher in the Economics and Statistics Department at the University of Udine.
Congratulations to Dr Yunxiao Chen for receiving his tenure promotion! From August 2023, Yunxiao will become an associate professor at LSE.
Congratulations to Dr Yunxiao Chen for receiving the 2022 IEA Research & Development Grant with the proposed project "Interpretable and Accurate Scaling in Large-Scale Assessment: A Variable Selection Approach to Latent Regression". See more details here.
Prof David Kaplan from the University of Wisconsin Madison will visit our Lab from Oct 16 to Oct 22 to exchange ideas. Welcome, David!
Congratulations to Yan Lu for being awarded a PhD for her thesis, "Multivariate Outlier Detection in Latent Variable Models". We congratulate Dr Lu on her achievement and wish her all the best for the next stage of her career.
The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society has been held at the University of Bologna, Italy. Prof Moustaki was the president of the society for this meeting and gave the President's Address Talk. Our Lab members attended this conference and gave nice presentations.