I plan to take a PhD student this year. If you are interested in my research, please contact me via email.
Click here for the application procedure for PhD in the Statistics department.

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Columbia House, Room 5.16
    Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

  • Faculty webpage: here

  • Email: y.chen186@lse.ac.uk


Educational Background

  • PhD, Statistics, Columbia University in the city of New York, 2016
    (My Node on Math Genealogy Tree: Click here)

Research interest

  • Statistical analysis and computational algorithms for large-scale item response data

  • Statistical modeling and computational algorithms for dynamic behavioral data

  • Sequential design of dynamic systems, with applications to educational assessment and learning


  • 2018 NCME Brenda H. Loyd Outstanding Dissertation Award (Photo)

  • 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow


  • Intern at Educational Testing Service, supervised by Dr. Matthias von Davier, June to July 2014

  • Visiting Scholar at Shanghai Center for Mathematical Sciences, May to July 2016

  • Assistant Professor in Department of Psychology and Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods, Emory University, August 2016 - August 2018