Aaron Smith | Nov. 29, 2013 | Notre Dame Department of Psychology
Structural equation modeling and factor analysis might be difficult concepts to grasp for most people outside the world of statistics, but one thing should be crystal clear: Professor Ke-Hai Yuan’s groundbreaking work in these areas is a driving force behind the nationally recognized success of the quantitative psychology program in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters.
“Ke-Hai is one of the most brilliant statisticians in a generation, and one of the most productive,” says Dan Lapsley, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology. “What is astonishing is the range of topics where he has made a difference. I can’t think of single topic in quantitative psychology that has not benefitted from Ke-Hai’s scholarship.”
Yuan has published more than 100 papers in the most prestigious journals in the field (including 10 in the esteemed Psychometrika jornal — more than any other scholar), and routinely contributes more than 15 articles a year.