Weicong Lyu is a Ph.D. student in the Quantitative Methods area within the Department of Educational Psychology at UW-Madison. He is now studying educational measurement under Dr. Daniel Bolt. He received his B.S. in Statistics, B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Economics of Education from Peking University, China.
Weicong’s primary research interests are item response theory, Bayesian methods and quasi-experimental designs for causal inference. He is currently working at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research as a project assistant on Bayesian dynamic borrowing. Besides educational measurement and statistics, he is also interested in econometric theory and statistical learning.