Dr. Rens van de Schoot
Prof. Dr. Rens van de Schoot works as full professor at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and as extra-ordinary professor North-West University in South-Africa. He has become a member of the Young Academy of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Rens obtained his PhD cum laude on the topic of applying Bayesian statistics to real life data at the Methodology and Statistics department at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. On the topic of using expert-data to deal with small samples, Rens has received the highly regarded, prestigious VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to start one’s own research group. The VIDI grant is awarded to outstanding scholars only: exclusively the top 5% of the international peer group can get this type of funding allocated to them.