Short Bio

Yang Liu is currently an Associate Professor in the Quantitative Methodology: Measurement and Statistics (QMMS) program of the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) at University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on the development of statistical methods for analyzing item response data, as well as applications of measurement models to psychological, educational, and health-related research. Yang Liu received his M.S. in Statistics in 2014 and Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology in 2015 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts at University of California, Merced between 2015 and 2017. He then joined University of Maryland, College Park in 2017 and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2022. Yang Liu served as an Associate Editor for Psychometrika between 2020 and 2023, and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Educational Measurement. He was elected into the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP) in 2022.