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Shiyu Wang

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

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Office Location

325N Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Latent Variable Modeling
  • Adaptive Design
  • Educational Measurement
  • Educational Statistics
  • Psychometrics

Research Interests

  • Computerized Adaptive Testing
  • Multistage Adaptive Testing
  • Restrictive Latent Class Modeling
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Longitudinal Analysis

Programs of Study

Research Summary

My primary research interests lie broadly in statistical methodologies with applications to educational assessment and measurement. In general, I enjoy interdisciplinary work and believe that the best research is driven by interesting applications. This is especially so in statistical modeling and inference concerning educational data, where my research has been to help diagnose students' latent abilities, improve the testing mode to design efficient tests, both with a final objective of improving education quality. My doctoral dissertation focused on the theoretical and applied development in latent variable modeling and adaptive testing, which are the two research areas I am primarily interested in. The theoretical results and methodologies I developed can improve the model estimation procedure, provide guidelines for model selection and validation in cognitive learning and design more flexible and efficient adaptive testing mode.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Statistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2016
BS Statistics Beijing Normal University 2011

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2015 Norton Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Statistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2018 Early Career Faculty Research Award University of Georgia
2019 Early Career Researcher Award International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing
2019 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation