Hi, I'm Motonori Oka (岡 元紀).
I am pursuing an MPhil/PhD (Statistics) in the Social Statistics Group in the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). I am very fortunate to have the great opportunity to do my PhD research under the supervision of Yunxiao Chen and Irini Moustaki in the Psychometrics Lab.
Prior to the LSE, I received an M.A. in Education from the University of Tokyo and a B.A. in Psychology from University of Tsukuba, Japan.
My primary research interests lie broadly in statistics and machine/deep learning for the education and social sciences, with specific devotion to methodological advancement in latent variable modeling that contributes to the better understanding of the complex phenomena behind human behaviors. The thrust of my research has been centered on scalable psychometrics, education data science, and statistics education. In particular, I am interested in scalable estimation algorithms and their theory of latent factor models and explainable deep learning models in educational/psychological measurements. My goal is to contribute to the development of scalable psychometrics through methodological and applied research on latent variable modeling in large-scale settings, such as online learning platforms, crowdsourcing, and international large-scale assessments in education.
Scholarship for Postgraduate Study in UK
Keidanren Ishizaka Memorial Foundation & The Tokyo Club
Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1)
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Student Research Presentation Award
The 34th conference of the Japanese Society of Computational Statistics
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