25 February 2021, 14.00 – 15.00

IZBF Lecture Series via Zoom: Clemens Stachl (Stanford)

“Combining Mobile Sensing and Machine Learning for Psychological Assessment” (please register)

IZBF (Interdisciplinary Centre for Educational Research) Lecture Series
“Machine Learning / Intelligent Data Analysis”

Abstract: The increasing digitization of our society radically changes how scientific studies are being conducted in the field. In the social sciences, the analysis of online repositories, digital footprint data, and data from in-vivo high-frequency mobile sensing now allows for the investigation of formerly intangible psychological constructs. In contrast to past possibilities these methods enable fine-grained, longitudinal data collections in the wild, at large scale. The combination with state of the art machine learning methods, provides a perspective for the direct prediction of psychological traits and behavioral outcomes from these data. In my talk I will give an overview on latest studies combining machine learning with mobile sensing. In particular, I will highlight findings with regard to psychological assessment and discuss the limitations of current approaches. Consequently, I will introduce some of my own work and provide an outlook perspective on where these developments could take the field.

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