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Prof. Dr. Mirka Henninger - Statistics and Data Science

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We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Mirka Henninger will take up her professorship in Statistics and Data Science at the Faculty of Psychology on February 1, 2024.

Mirka Henninger studied psychology at the University of Mannheim and the Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich. In 2019, she earned a doctorate at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim. Since 2020, she has been working as a postdoctoral researcher and from 2023 onward as a senior research associate for psychological methods at the Department of Psychology of the University of Zurich. Besides her research and teaching activities, she has been part of the leadership team of the Section Methodology and Evaluation of the German Psychological Society from 2020 to 2023.

Her research program comprises psychometric modeling, machine learning methods and the modeling of multilevel data. In these areas and their intersections, Mirka Henninger develops and evaluates new statistical procedures. In her research, she investigates psychometric models in order to enhance test fairness and to control measurement error. She also evaluates machine learning methods for their applicability in psychological research, and explores how multilevel data can be analyzed using psychometric models and machine learning methods. Through her research, she facilitates advancements in the assessment of psychological characteristics and the optimal analysis of multivariate data within the field of psychology.

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