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  • In September I will be co-organizing an intensive 4 day workshop on R called The R Bootcamp in Basel with my long-time colleague Dr. Dirk Wulff. The purpose of the course is to give people with little to no R experience all the tools they need to start their R journey. Cost and registration information is available at our website

  • This week at the useR! conference in Brussels I will be giving a talk on my package FFTrees that makes it easy for anyone to create, visualize and evaluate fast-and-frugal decision trees. Check out this link to see the abstract and the video link to see the full presentation.

  • I am happy to announce that our paper titled FFTrees: A toolbox to create, visualize, and evaluate fast-and-frugal decision trees has been accepted and is currently in press at the journal of Judgment and Decision Making! I will post a link to the final draft of the paper as soon as it is available (probably in mid-July).


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I am a currently post-doctoral researcher in the department of Economic Psychology at the University of Basel.

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