Psychoco: Psychometric computing

Psychoco 2021 online

International Workshop on Psychometric Computing

February 4, 2021, 16:30-19:00 CET (15:30-18:00 UTC)


The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from statistics, psychology, and related disciplines working on modern techniques for the analysis of data from psychology and the social sciences. Following the fruitful previous workshops, it will provide a platform for discussions about implementation and application of software on the interface of statistical inference, computational methods, and applied psychometrics.

Psychoco 2021 will be hosted as an online event featuring two invited talks.

Registration & participation

To participate in the workshop, simply send an e-mail to: info at (by January 31, 2021).
You will receive a link to the video conference (most likely hosted in Zoom) by e-mail before the event.
Workshop participation is free of charge.


Thursday, February 4

Chair: Strobl/Wickelmaier/Zeileis
16:30 Ting Wang merDeriv: Derivative Computations for Generalized Linear Mixed Effects Models with Application [abstract] [slides] [video]

Chair: Strobl/Wickelmaier/Zeileis
17:15 Paul-Christian Bürkner   Bayesian Item Response Modeling in R with brms and Stan [abstract] [slides] [video]

18:00 Virtual "cocktail* reception" (until ca. 19:00)

(* As is the crux with virtual receptions, you need to bring your own cocktail. We will prepare several virtual rooms where you can "stop by" and chat.)


Program: Carolin Strobl, Florian Wickelmaier, Achim Zeileis
Virtual hosts: Rudolf Debelak, Mirka Henninger
Contact: info at


Psychoco 2021 participants