Cognitive Informatics and Statistics Lab

Lab Director: Dr. Richard M. Golden

Mission Statement

What do we do?

  • We develop, apply, and evaluate probabilistic models of instruction, assessment, human learning, and human information processing.
  • We disseminate our work through scientific publications, conference presentations, and open-source software tools.

How do we do it?

Our highly multidisciplinary methods combine research threads from areas such as: psychometrics, the learning sciences, experimental psychology, usability engineering, applied and theoretical mathematical statistics, and machine learning.

Why do we do it?

  • Advance scientific knowledge in the fields of psychometrics and the learning sciences
  • Improve the quality of assessment and instruction for children and adults
  • Provide advanced scientific training for the next generation of psychometricians and learning scientists.