Kyuri Park

PhD candidate at the Computational Science Lab

Statistican(ish) · Data scientist ·
... currently in the Netherlands


I am currently a PhD candidate at the Computational Science Lab within the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam , where I am supervised by Dr. Vítor V. Vasconcelos and Dr. Michael Lees. My research focuses on building computational models of the mechanisms of psychopathology and their interconnected systems using system dynamics models (SDM). Also, I am particuarly interested in estimating (cyclic) causal models that can help substantiate and test putative causal mechanisms proposed by SDMs.

I completed my Master's degree in Methodology and Statistics at Utrecht University, which involved working on causal modeling (i.e., estimating cyclic causal models using causal discovery algorithms) under the guidance of Dr. Oisín Ryan. I previously studied Psychological Methods at University of Amsterdam, where I first leanred about psychometrics, formal modeling of human cognition, and Bayesian modelling framework. For my Bachelor's thesis, I investigated the integration of variables operating on different time scales into a single network model, specifically analyzing its impact on network density, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Denny Borsboom and Dr. Claudia van Borkulo.

Besides academic stuff, I love having a good cup of coffee, traveling, taking photos, and walking in bos (forest) with my dogs. I'm not a professional photographer of course, but I love taking photos wherever I travel or just any random things in my everyday life.

what's up

Aug 4, 2023 Joined CSL as a PhD candidate.
May 23, 2023 Attended SIKS Course on Causal Inference 2023 in Utrecht.
May 22, 2023 Successfully completed my Master’s defense.
Mar 13, 2023 Attended YES Causal Inference workshop in Eindhoven. So much fun!
Dec 22, 2022 Finished Network Analysis course at University of Amsterdam.