Dylan Molenaar studied psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Due to his mathematical orientation he got interested in statistical models to describe human behavior. Therefore, he specialized in methodology and psychometrics at the Department of Psychological Methods, where he completed his Master’s thesis on modeling of ability distributions. In May 2007, he received a personal grant from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research for his PhD project entitled “Statistical modeling of (cognitive) ability differentiation”. He will be working on this project for four years under the supervision of Conor Dolan.
ISIR Templeton Prize for Best Student Paper