Casper Albers

Associate Professor in Psychometrics and Statistics
Heymans Institute for Psychological Research
University of Groningen

About me

I am associate professor (universitair hoofddocent) in psychometrics and statistics at the Heymans Institute for Psychological Research of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen.

I've attained MSc (1998) and PhD (2003) degrees in mathematical statistics at the University of Groningen and was PostDoctoral Research Fellow at the Groningen Bioinformatics Centre and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of The Open University.

I am scientific secretary of the International Association of Statistical Computing (IASC). I represent the University of Groningen in the board of the Social Sciences section of the Dutch Statistical Society (VVS-OR) and the Interuniversity Attraction Pole StUDyS. Between 2011-2015, I was part of the Faculty Council. From September 2015, I am part of the University Council.


Research Interests

My main research interest concerns the Dynamic Linear Model and its use in understanding psychological processes. In this area, I've received NWO grants 406-11-18 (joint with Marieke Timmerman) and 406-13-006. Other research interests include multivariate data analysis and statistical modelling of academic performance. Full details can be found here.

Recent published research

Mandy van der Gaag, Saskia Kunnen, Casper Albers (2017). Micro-level mechanisms of identity development: the role of emotional experiences in commitment development. Developmental Psychology.

Tanja Krone, Casper Albers and Marieke Timmerman (2016). Bayesian dynamic modelling to assess differential treatment effects on panic attack frequencies. Statistical Modelling, 16(5): 343-359.

Osvaldo Anacleto, Catriona Queen and Casper Albers (2013). Forecasting multivariate road traffic flows using Bayesian dynamic graphical models, splines and other traffic variables. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 55(2): 69-86.

Casper Albers (2015). Dutch research funding, gender bias and Simpson's paradox. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

All research outputs

Please follow the links for complete overviews of all my publications, presentations and published software.


Over the years, I have taught and constructed a wide range of courses. The level of the courses varies from bachelor to postgraduate, the audience includes students from psychology, biology and mathematics. An automatically generated overview of my teaching duties in my current affiliation can be found here.


Visiting address: 
Heymansgebouw Room 181
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
9712 TS Groningen
Telephone: +31 50 363 8239
Office Hours:  by appointment only.

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