General Information

Full Name Kyuri Park
Location Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Languages English, Korean


  • 2023
    MSc Methodology and Statistics
    Utrecht University
    • Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioral, Biomedical and Social Sciences (MSBBSS) programme
    • GPA 9.04/ 10.00
  • 2021
    BSc Psychology
    University of Amsterdam
    • Specialization in Psychological Methods
    • GPA 9.05 / 10.00
  • 2017
    BSc Hospitality Management
    University of Houston
    • Exchange Student at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • GPA 3.94 / 4.00


  • 2021 - 2023
    Student Assistant, Research Assistant
    Utrecht University
    • Enhanced the additional features of an R package mHMMbayes (Multilevel Hidden Markov Models Using Bayesian Estimation) and create tutorials.
    • Established a more accessible approach (for empirical researchers) to evaluate the validity of imputation models by utilizing synthetic data sets.
    • Worked on establishing a procedure for exporting synthetic data based on real data at Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
    • Converted MATLAB code for Bayesian piecewise linear regression model for dynamic network construction to R code.
    • Together with Dr. Erik-Jan van Kesteren, published an R package called synthpop.extract.
    • With Dr. Noémi Schuurman, coded qualitative data from empirical psychological network papers using NVivo.
    • Organize content-oriented meetings and Data Science Reading group meetings.
    • Created course meterials such as practical assignments for the Data Wrangling course.
    • Helped Dr. Laura Boeschoten with organizing Data Donation Day.
    • Maintain the HDS group website.
  • 2018 - 2021
    Student/Teaching Assistant, International Student Ambassador, Psychological Methods Student Faction
    University of Amsterdam
    • Student assistant of Dr. Bastiaan Rutjens; worked on the “Meta-analysis on Science Skepticism” project.
    • Teaching assistant of Prof. dr. Han van der Mass for the "AI and Psychology" course.
    • Teaching assistant of Dr. Maja Wrzesien for the Mindfulness course.
    • Organized major school events such as Bachelor’s Day and Orientation Day.
    • Managed UvA social media accounts and supported marketing activities.
    • Worked on creating tutorials for JASP .
    • Organized study-related activities (e.g., debates, special lectures, and field trips).
    • Met with the lecturers, programme coordinators, and policy officers once a month to discuss the proposed agendas in the Psychology department.

Scholorships and Honors

  • 2021 - 2023
    • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships, Utrecht University
  • 2017
    • Scholarship Excellence Award (top honors), University of Houston
  • 2015 - 2017
    • UH Academic Excellence Scholarship, University of Houston

Academic Interests

  • Network Analysis
    • Network theory (in Psychology)
    • Psychometric network models
  • Causal Inference
    • Graphical models
    • Causal discovery methods
  • Data Science
    • Behavioral data analysis
    • Machine (deep) learning

Other Interests

  • Programming : R is the main lanugage I use, but I also program in Python and MATLAB. Currently learning C++.
  • Travel : My goal is to visit all 50 states! My next target is Hawaii!
  • Taking Photos : I don't have any fancy cameras, but I do like taking some random photos of the mundane moments in life.