4. Academic reputation

4.1 General information

4.2 Editorial responsibilities

4.3 External recognitions

4.4 Miscellaneous

4.1 General information

The members of the Data Theory research group have been very active in both national and international contexts. They are participating in international journals of the highest quality as associate editor or member of the editorial board, in the board of international scientific organizations (among others, the Psychometric Society, and the International Federation of Classification Societies), and they received various honors and awards. Some highlights: Meulman was elected President of the Psychometric Society (2001) and was appointed to the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003), Kroonenberg was elected Fellow of NIAS (2003), and was appointed to a special chair (2004), Dusseldorp received a VENI award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2002), and was elected as a member of the "Jonge Academie" of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004), and Van Os received the Dissertation Award of the Psychometric Society (2001). Groenen left the programme because he was appointed as Professor of Statistics at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2002).

4.2 Editorial responsibilities

Membership editorial boards

Kroonenberg, P.M., Member of the Editorial Board, Current Index to Statistics(1983-)

Meulman, J.J., Associate Editor, Psychometrika (1990-2000).

Meulman, J.J., Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Classification (1990-).

Meulman, J.J., Member of the Editorial Board, Publication Series Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization, Springer-Verlag (1991-).

Meulman, J.J., Associate Editor, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology (1996-).

Editorial functions (reviewer, guest editor)

Dusseldorp, E., Reviewer for: Journal of Classification, Statistics in Medicine, Psychosomatic Research.

Groenen, P.J.F., Reviewer for Psychometrika, Computational Statistics, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Journal of Classification, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Methods of Psychological Research.

Kroonenberg, P.M., Reviewer for British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Psychometrika, Journal of Classification, Journal of Chemometrics, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis.

Kroonenberg, P.M., Reviewer for The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Linting, M. Reviewer for Psychometrika.

Meulman, J.J., Reviewer for Psychometrika, Journal of Classification, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Journal of British Statistical Society, Series A and B, Psychological Methods, other journals

Van der Kooij, A.J., Reviewer for British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology.

Van Os, B.J., Reviewer for Psychometrika, Journal of Classification, Applied Statistics, IFCS Proceedings.

Boards of scientific organisations

Groenen, P.J.F., Member of the Board of the Netherlands Society for Ordination and Classification (Vereniging voor Ordinatie en Classificatie) (1993-).

Groenen, P.J.F., Council member of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) (1997-).

Groenen, P.J.F., Member of the Board of the Social Science Section of the Netherlands Association for Statistics and Operations Research (Vereniging voor Statistiek) (1999-).

Kroonenberg, P.M. Member of the Board of IOPS (2004-)

Meulman, J.J., Scientific Director IOPS (inter-university graduate school for psychometric and sociometrics) (1999-2003)

Meulman, J.J., Member of the Board of Trustees of the Psychometric Society (2000-2003)

Meulman, J.J., Member of the Board of IOPS (1998-2000).

Meulman, J.J., Elected Council member of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) (1998-2002).

Meulman, J.J., Member of the Board of Directors of the Classification Society of North America (1999-2002).

Kroonenberg, P.M., & Meulman, J.J., Program Directors of the research cluster "Research methods for the study of education and human development" of ISED.

External examination of dissertations

Members of the programme have acted as external examiners of dissertations defended at the following foreign universities:

Kroonenberg, P.M. External advisor for the PhD thesis of C. A. Andersson, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen (2000).

Meulman, J.J. Member of the doctoral examination committee of Thomas Jay Smith, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001).

External examination of research proposals

Members of the programme served as examiners of research proposals for the following organizations:

Kroonenberg, P.M., External advisor for promotion Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, USA (2000).

Kroonenberg, P.M., External advisor for a professorship. in Chemometrics in particular three-mode analysis (KVL, Department of Food Technology, University of Copenhagen) (2001).

Kroonenberg, P.M., External advisor for promotion South African Research Council (2004).

Kroonenberg, P.M., Board of the Graduate School IOPS (2004-)

Meulman, J.J., Selection Committee SPINOZA prizes, NWO (2005-2008).

Meulman, J.J., Subcommittee Social and Behavioral Sciences, Evaluation Committee Research Schools (ECOS) (2003-).

Meulman, J.J., Selection Committee Fulbright Awards, Netherlands America Commission for Educational Exchange (2002).

Meulman, J.J., Selection Committee Innovation Impulse, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (2001).

Meulman, J.J., Member and Chair Advisory Council (BAC) Behavioral Sciences, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (2000-2002).

Meulman, J.J. Evaluation committee PIONIER projects NWO (2000).

Meulman, J.J., Scientific Director Graduate School -IOPS (Interuniversitaire Onderzoekschool voor Psychometrie en Sociometrie) (1999-2003)

Visiting Professorships

Kroonenberg, P.M., Visiting researcher, Department of Agriculture, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (May-July 2002).

Kroonenberg, P.M., Visiting researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia (August 2002).

Kroonenberg, P.M., Visiting researcher, Department of Education and Human Development, Nagoya University, Japan (January-February 2004).

Meulman, J.J. Visiting Professor, University of Naples, Italy (2000).

Meulman, J.J., Department of Statistics, Stanford University, California, USA, (January-February. December, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004).

Meulman, J.J., Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (yearly since 1992).

4.3 External recognitions

Honors and awards

Dusseldorp, E. , NWO-VENI award (2002)

Dusseldorp, E., Elected member of "De Jonge Academie", of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Sciences. KNAW (2004).

Kroonenberg, P.M., Fellow-in-Residence Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences NIAS (2003 – 2004).

Meulman, J.J., Elected as PIONEER 1994 for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (1994-2000).

Meulman, J.J., Elected President of the Psychometric Society (2001).

Meulman, J.J., Elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Sciences KNAW (2002).

Meulman, J.J., Elected to the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Council KNAW (2003).

Meulman, J,J., Elected to the General Board of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004).

Van Os, B.J., Winner of the 2001 Psychometric Society Dissertation Prize.

Organisation of Scientific Meetings

Groenen, P.J.F. Co-organizer and member of the Program Committee of IFCS-2000, The 8th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies, Namur, Belgium (2000).

Meulman, J.J., President of the 68th Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Sardinia, Italy (June 2003).

Meulman, J.J., Member of the Scientific Program and Organizing Committee of the 11th International Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Osaka, Japan (July 2001).

Meulman, J.J., Member of the Scientific Program Committee of IFCS-2000, The 8th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies, Namur, Belgium (July, 2000).

International Special Courses and Workshops Given

Dusseldorp, E. The regression trunk approach to categorical by continuous variable interactions. Brescia, Italy, seminar at the Faculty of Economics, Department of Quantative Methods (2004, September).

Kroonenberg, P.M. One-day Graduate Course in Three-Mode Analysis, Department of Educational Psychology, Nagoya University (2001, February).

Kroonenberg, P.M. Three-day Graduate Course in Three-Mode Analysis, Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne (2002, July).

Linting, M. Stability of categorical principal components analysis, assessed by the bootstrap. Invited speech at the Faculty of Economics, Department of Quantitive Methods. University of Brescia, Italy (2004, September).

Meulman, J.J.,) Recent advances in multivariate data analysis. University of Napels, Italy (2000, September.

Meulman, J.J., Clustering objects on subsets of attributes. SPSS. Inc, Chicago (2002, April).

Meulman, J.J., Nonlinear optimal scaling transformations of large sets of attributes. Beyond Genomics, Boston (2002, August).

4.4 Miscellaneous

Professional affiliations

Groenen, P.J.F., Appointed as Professor of Statistics at the Econometric Institute, Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2002).

Kroonenberg, P.M., Appointed to a Personal Chair (Bijzonder hoogleraar) in Multivariate analysis in particular of three-way data by the Foundation for the Advancement of the Science of Data Theory, 1-11-2004.

Meulman, J.J., Appointed as Professor of Psychology (adjunct, 0.0), Division of Quantitative Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. (1992-present).

Visiting Professors

Prof. L.J. Hubert, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (yearly 2000-2003).

Prof. J.L. Friedman, Department of Statistics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2000, 2001).

Prof. C. Conversano, Faculty of Economics, University of Cassino, Cassino, Italy (2004).

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