Here you can read about the current members of the Young Statisticians board.
Maxine 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. Maxine is the secretary of the YS board.
Marije will start as a PhD student at the Leiden University Medical Center, working on the development of new statistical methods to derive omic-based biological age predictors. She completed a master’s in statistical science at Leiden University and a bachelor’s in liberal arts and sciences at University College Roosevelt. Besides statistics, Marije can talk endlessly about politics and books. Since April 2021, Marije serves as the chair of the YS board.
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.
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.
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.