Research interests

Tenured Academic Staff


 Prof. dr. Jan De Neve

  • Regression methods based on ranks
  • Semiparametric and nonparametric methods
  • Probabilistic index models

Prof. dr. Tom Loeys

  • Statistical modelling of correlated data (dyadic data, reaction times, EEG data,...)
  • Multiplicity and stability issues in the analysis of fMRI-data
  • Mediation analysis and causality

Prof. dr. ir. Thierry Marchant

  • Axiomatic foundations of multicriteria decision aiding
  • Voting theory with specific interest for the Borda method and scoring methods, Axiomatic and probabilistic aspects
  • Measurement theory
  • Decision under uncertainty
  • Distributive justice
  • Foundations of cognitive mapping
  • Bibliometrics

Prof. dr. Daniele Marinazzo

  • Brain connectivity
  • Dynamical systems
  • Complex networks and graph theory
  • Computational neuroscience

Prof. dr. Beatrijs Moerkerke

  • Multiple testing problems
  • Optimal screening for promising genetic markers
  • Testing for gene-environment interaction in family-based association studies
  • Analysis of fMRI data
  • Mediation analysis and causality

Prof. dr. Yves Rosseel

  • Data analysis in the behavioral and brain sciences
  • Development of data analysis software

Postdoctoral fellows

 dr. Mariska Barendse

  • Structural equation modeling
  • Analysis of multilevel and/or discrete data

dr. Wen Wei loh

  • Causal inference in randomized experiments
  • Inferring causal effects in mediation analysis
  • Statistics, biostatistics, machine learning

dr. Wouter Talloen

  • Mediation analysis in multilevel settings
  • Causality

dr. Frederik Van de Steen

  • EEG and fMRI data analysis
  • Brain connectivity
  • Reward and cognitive processing

Ph. D. fellows

Freya Acar

  • fMRI meta-analysis
  • Coordinate-based meta-analysis
  • Publication bias

Hannelore Aerts

  • Functional and structural connectivity in health and disease
  • Modeling brain activity

Hannes Almgren

  • Effective and functional brain connectivity
  •  Reproducibility in neuroscience
  •  Multiple dataset analyses
  •  Ageing/dementia

Tim Bal

  • Decision theory
  • Aggregation of probabilities
  • Bayesian methodology

Daniel Borek

Iege Bassez

  • Brain connectivity
  • EEG statistics
  • Migraine

Han Bossier

  • Meta-analysis of fMRI data
  • Group analysis of fMRI data

Elissa Burghgraeve

Nigel Colenbier

  • Brain connectivity
  • Brain structure
  • Hemodynamics

Stijn Debrouwere

Jasper Degryse

  • Multiple testing problems in fMRI data
  • Functionally localizing brain regions of interest

Fien Gistelinck

  • Analysis of longitudinal dyadic data
  • Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM)

Heidelinde Dehaene

Haeike Josephy

  • Within-subjects mediation analysis
  • Causality

Justine Loncke

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Social Relations Model

Lara Stas

  • Analysis of dyadic processes
  • Social Relations Model

Sofie Van Den Bossche

  • Brain connectivity
  • fMRI statistics (rest/task)
  • Hemodynamics
  • Lateralization

Katharina Wegner

  • Cognitive control, mental effort and fatigue
  • Analysis of neural time series data
  • Brain connectivity
  • Dynamic causal modeling


Prof. em. dr. Wilfried De Corte

  • selection in a decision context

Prof. dr. Geert De Soete

  • Data analysis in the behavioral sciences

dr. Sanne Roels

  • Analysis of fMRI data
  • Design efficiency in fMRI studies

dr. Leonard Vanbrabant

  • Order constraints
  • Power and small samples
  • Bootstrapping