BMS - OMD research group

CV Prof. Dr. Ir. Bernard Veldkamp

Bernard Veldkamp specializes in research methodology and data analytics. His interests focus on optimization, text mining, and computer-based assessment. His work spans a range of issues in educational, psychological, and health sciences, from the development of new methods/models for the design and construction of (adaptive) psychological and educational tests, to the development of data mining models for analyzing verbal data and large datasets in fraud detection. He founds his research in Psychometrics, Operations Research, Data Mining, and Statistics.

Bernard Veldkamp is head of department Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis. He is scientific director of the Research Center for Examination and Certification (RCEC), a cooperation of CITO, the national institute for measurement in the Netherlands and the University of Twente. Bernard Veldkamp spent a year at Law School Admission Council in Newtown, Pennsylvania, where he worked on robustness of test assembly methods and on the combination of data mining and IRT models to increase measurement precision.

Some recent publications:

Veldkamp, B.P., Avetysian, M., Weissman, A., & Fox, J.P. (2017). Stochastic Programming for Individualized Test Assembly With Mixture Response Time Models. Computers in Human Behavior.

Veldkamp, B.P. (2016). On the Issue of Item Selection in Computerized Adaptive Testing With Response Times. Journal of Educational Measurement, 53, 212-228.

Veldkamp, B. P., Matteucci, M., & de Jong, M.G. (2013). Uncertainties in the item parameter estimates and robust automated test assembly. Applied Psychological Measurement, 37, 123-139. doi:10.1177/0146621612469825.

Veldkamp, B. P. (2013). Application of robust optimization to automated test assembly. Annals of Operations Research, 206, pp 595-610. doi: 10.1007/s10479-012-1218-y.

Eggen, T.J.H.M., & Veldkamp, B.P. (Eds.). (2012). Psychometrics in practice at RCEC. [E-book, Adobe pdf version]. doi

Full list of publications


Chair Technology, Data-analytics and Decision-support Systems Cluster (DDS) of the BMS faculty.

Chair scientific advisory board Cito

Series Editor Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment

Chair Technical Advisory Group Standards & Testing Agency, London, UK



Bernard Veldkamp skating with No. 243 @ Rechensee (Italy). WINNER after 50km!