James Balamuta a 2021 Informatics Ph.D. graduate was recently awarded the 2022 Psychometric Society Dissertation Prize for his dissertation “Bayesian Estimation of Restricted Latent Class Models: Extending priors, link functions, and structural models“. The Psychometric Society Dissertation Prize recognizes at most one outstanding Ph.D. dissertation each year, written in any field covered by the journal Psychometrika. Criteria include the originality and rigor of the research, possible applications of the theory or methods and potential impact.
The Graduate Student Leadership Award recognizes graduate students who have exhibited outstanding services that has positively impacted the campus and wider communities. Informatics PhD student