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The team

Here you can read about the current members of the Young Statisticians board.

Maxine Storm

MaxineStormMaxine is a student of the Statistical Science Master’s program (specialisation: ‘Life and Behavioural Sciences’) at Leiden University. Before, she studied Pedagogical Science at Erasmus University, both minor and internship focussed on subjects related to statistics. Since she has a Social Science background and research orientated interests, she enjoys teaching students about fundamentals of Psychometrics during SPSS computer sessions and writing a methodological paper about the psychometric characteristics of the Personality Inventory.

Ruben van den Goorbergh

Ruben is a student of the research master Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences at Utrecht University. Previously he studied educational sciences and economics, the subject he has been teaching in secondary education for five years. Ruben has special interest for new methods of data analysis and collection that can be used in predictive behaviour modelling. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, reading and cooking.

Elian Griffioen

Elian is a second year student of the research master Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences at Utrecht University. Before this master, he studied Chemistry and Psychology at Utrecht University. He will do his master thesis at the Utrecht Medical Centre (UMC) and Sanquin on modelling the yields of donors anti-D immunoglobins. Elian likes the debates on frequentist and Bayesian statistics and subjective or objective priors, although he has no clear preference. Elian likes to improve society by applying statistics and as a enthusiastic sportsman (he plays soccer and volleyball every week) he is interested in the use of data and statistics in sports.

Machiel Visser

Machiel is a student of the Statistical Science master’s programme at Leiden University, specialising in Life and Behavioural Sciences, as well as in Data Science. He is also member of the Education Committee. Before, he did a research master’s in Biology at the same university, where he worked on multiple research projects in Biogeography. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, skiing, hiking, and reading. Within the Young Statisticians board Machiel holds the position of Treasurer and keeps track of all finances.

Jonas Haslbeck

Jonas is a PhD student at the Psychosystems lab at the University of Amsterdam, working on multivariate time series models. Before, he studied psychology (Bsc, University of Graz, Austria) and statistics (MSc, Utrecht University) and completed research research exchanges and internships in Mexico, Germany, Luxembourg and the UK. Next to his PhD project, Jonas does research on decision making and is interested in open science/data/code and large scale data (re)analyses. At YS, he serves as the chair of the team. For more info see here.

Erik-Jan van Kesteren

Erik-Jan (website) is a PhD student at the Methodology and Statistics department at Utrecht University. His project is on extending structural equation models for novel and high-dimensional data. In addition, he is a team member at JASP, programming new analyses. He loves programming and other forms of being creative at the computer, such as photography and a bit of design. As the Young Statisticians’ designer, he maintains the website as well as the visual identity of the organisation.

Pascal van Luit

Pascal is a student of the Methodology and Statistics research master at Utrecht University (UU), and works as a graduate teaching assistant teaching tutorials and practicals to bachelor students at UU. Previously he completed a Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor degree at Amsterdam University College (AUC) with a focus in the Cognition track. During his time at AUC he also completed an exchange semester at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pascal is a lover of sports and works part-time at a sports data company. His master thesis will be written next year and will look into solving problems with overfitting of structural equation models.