Seminar in Psychometrics

Seminar of the COMputational PSychometrics group features local and visiting scholars presenting current research on computational aspects of psychometrics. The talks are approximately 60 minutes long, followed by a discussion. In spring semester, the seminar is jointly held as a course NMST571 at Charles University. The seminar is co-hosted by Patrícia Martinková and Jiří Lukavský. If you want to participate and/or be added on a mailing list, please send an e-mail to

Future sessions

Monday, Mar 27, 2023
4:00 PM, plenary room 318, ICS
Jana Dlouhá & Lubomír Štěpánek
ICS CAS, Czech republic
Data-Driven Item Difficulty Estimation in Knowledge Tests Using Text Analysis and Machine Learning
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
2:00 PM, plenary room 318, ICS
Adéla Hladká
ICS CAS, Czech Republic
DIF detection by comparing item response curves
Monday, April 24, 2023
4:00 PM, plenary room 318, ICS
Jiří Lukavský
Institue of psychology CAS & Charles University
Use of eye tracking in taking tests.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
2:00 PM, plenary room 318, ICS
Marie Wiberg
Umeå University, Sweden
Nonparametric item response theory as an alternative to parametric item response theory

Past sessions

March 13, 2023
4:00 PM, plenary room 318, ICS
Carolin Strobl
Univesity of Zurich, Switzerland
The "Botanical Garden" of Machine Learning - Understanding the Ideas behind Decision Trees and Random Forests
Feb 27, 2023
4:00 PM, plenary room 318, ICS
Yves Rosseel
Ghent University, Belgium
Old and new approaches for including interaction and quadratic terms in structural equation modeling
Dec 20, 2022
3:00 PM, plenary room 318, ICS
David Kaplan
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Probabilistic Forecasting with International Large-Scale Assessments: Applications to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Sep 27, 2022 Gabriel Wallin
London School of Economics and Political Science
A Flexible IRT Framework For Latent DIF Detection
May 10, 2022 Irini Moustaki
London School of Economics and Political Science
Detection of two-way outliers in multivariate data and application to cheating detection in educational tests
May 3, 2022 Yves Rosseel
Ghent University
The structural-after-measurement (SAM) approach to structural equation modeling
Apr 19, 2022 David Magis
Computerized adaptive and multistage testing. overview, challenges and applications
Mar 31, 2022 Michela Battauz
University of Udine
Equating and DIF detection in the IRT framework
Mar 8, 2022 Dakota Cintron
UC San Francisco
A Latent Dirichlet Allocation Model of Action Patterns
Jan 27, 2022 Ai Ye
UNC Chapel Hill
Path and Directionality Discovery in Individual Dynamic Models: A Regularized Structural Equation Modeling Approach
May 11, 2021 Ed Merkle
University of Missouri
Recent progress on Bayesian structural equation models
May 4, 2021 Jiří Lukavský
Institue of psychology CAS & Charles University
Bayesian psychometrics.
Apr 27, 2021 Gabriel Wallin
Université Côte d'Azur & Inria
Equating nonequivalent test groups using propensity scores
Apr 20, 2021 Marie Wiberg
University of Umea
How to evaluate different equating methods
Apr 13, 2021 Michela Battauz
University of Udine
Item Response Theory Equating Methods for Multiple Forms
Mar 30, 2021 František Bartoš
University of Amsterdam & ICS CAS
Robust Bayesian meta-analysis: A framework for addressing publication bias with model-averaging
Mar 23, 2021 Hynek Cígler
Masaryk University
Reliability models in classical test and latent trait theories
Mar 16, 2021 Patrícia Martinková
ICS CAS & Charles University
Computational aspects of reliability estimation
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