News & Updates
Presenters: Zachary Fisher (Penn State University)
Data rising from high-dimensional time-dependent systems is increasingly common in the health, social and behavioral sciences. Despite the many benefits these data provide, relatively little work has been done to explicitly address the strong heterogeneity present in many processes involving human behavior. To address this gap in the literature, I will present the multi-VAR framework, a recently developed approach for modeling heterogeneous time-series data arising from multiple individuals.
The IMPS 2022 Program Committee has arranged a limited Hotel Congress Booking System link that will allow you to browse and reserve your guest room. The link is currently limited to specific hotels and travel dates, but is available for your use. Please note that new hotels and dates are being added daily to the booking site.
Attendees are not obligated to book through this booking portal. It is offered as a tool that attendees may use to secure a guest room for IMPS 2022.
Please visit the hotels page for IMPS for more details.
You are cordially invited to participate in the first annual International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS) Student Datathon. The Datathon will take place between June 20, 2022 to July 1, 2022 and will provide teams of 2 to 4 students an opportunity to work with a novel online learning dataset provided by Prowise Learn. The winning team will receive a prize of $1,000 (USD). Judging for the competition will be conducted by senior scholars of the Psychometric Society and representatives from the data donor.
Presenters: Ping Chen (Beijing Normal University), Chun Wang (University of Washington)
Computerized adaptive testing (CAT), as the earliest form of instantiation of artificial intelligence in assessment design, has been widely used in the fields of psychological testing, educational evaluation, personnel selection, and medical diagnosis. The continuous implementation and sustainable use of CAT rely heavily on periodical update and replenishment of the item bank.
The Psychometric Society is pleased to announce that you are now able to Register for IMPS 2022.
Join the Psychometric Society in-person at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy, for its 87th Annual Meeting. The meeting will feature all of the keynote speakers, symposia, oral sessions, poster presentations, and networking events that the IMPS community has come to know and love.
Abstract submission for IMPS 2022 is now closed. Below contains information from the initial announcement.
The IMPS 2022 Annual Meeting is scheduled to be an in-person meeting. The meeting will feature the keynote speakers, symposia, individual oral sessions, poster presentations, and networking events that the IMPS community has come to know and love.
Presenters: Benjamin Deonovic (Corteva), Timo Bechger (Metior Consulting), Gunter Maris (Metior Consulting)
The Boltzmann machine remains an attractive generative model for supervised and unsupervised learning of complex multivariate distributions of binary random variables. Often the observed variables are augmented with unobserved binary variables and a Boltzmann machine is assumed for both together. Popular examples are restricted Boltzmann machines, latent tree models, and deep Boltzmann machines.
Presenter: Jean-Paul Fox, University of Twente
Bayesian covariance structure modeling (BCSM) is a new approach for modeling clustered data. In this multivariate modeling approach a dependence structure is directly modeled through a structured covariance matrix. The BCSM can be used to model measurement (in)variance, which shows to have many advantages over traditional methods.
Presenters: Yigal Attali, Andrew Runge, Geoff LaFlair, Kevin Yancey & Alina A. von Davier
Moderator: Peter Halpin
Along with the advances in communication and platform technology, it’s become apparent that (quality) content development is at the core of many industries, including the education industry. The development of learning and assessment content has been a craft that has required a high level of expertise, often of the type that was built over the years on the job. In the fast-paced digital education this is difficult to sustain.
Save-the-Dates: July 11-15, 2022. Short Courses will he hosted on Monday, July 11.
The IMPS 2022 conference will take place at the University of Bologna located in Bologna, Italy.
Registration details appear below:
IMPS 2021 will be a virtual conference and registration is now open. Conference sessions will be held July 20 – 23, 2021. Three short courses are offered and will be held on July 19, 2021. Click the following links to find out more details regarding: the schedule, short courses, and keynote/invited speakers.
We are happy to announce that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has now formally accepted our application to be reclassified as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. One important consequence of this reclassification is that donations to the Psychometric Society are now tax deductible. If at any point you are interested in making a financial contribution to the Psychometric Society please contact any board member or the Psychometric Society main office at email@example.com